The Color Purple Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Letters 36-42.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Celie writing to in the novel?
(a) Her sister.
(b) Her mother.
(c) God.
(d) Her father.

2. How many children does Mr. have?
(a) 2.
(b) 4.
(c) 5.
(d) 3.

3. Why does Celie think Nettie is dead after she leaves Mr.’s house?
(a) She overhears Mr. talking about how he killed her.
(b) Nettie constantly worried that someone was after her.
(c) She hears about an unidentified murder victim whose appearance is similar to Nettie’s.
(d) Nettie promises to write letters but none arrive.

4. Who tries to keep Celie in school before Pa pulls her out?
(a) No one.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Her teacher.
(d) Her husband.

5. What does the term “bright” mean to Harpo?
(a) Intelligent.
(b) Virginal.
(c) Tall.
(d) Light-skinned.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Mr. upset with the townsfolk after Shug moves in with him?

2. How do Celie’s sisters-in-law feel about her housekeeping skills?

3. How does Sofia react to being slapped?

4. Who does Celie encourage Nettie to find in town?

5. What is the name of Celie’s sister?

(see the answer key)

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