The Color Purple Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Letters 86-90.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the giveaway on the envelopes that they have come from Nettie, not anyone else?
(a) There is no giveaway.
(b) The stamps.
(c) The handwriting.
(d) The return address on the envelopes.

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

3. Why is Celie jealous of Mr. and Shug at Harpo’s bar?
(a) Because they dance together all night.
(b) Because she overhears Mr. tell Shug that he loves her.
(c) Because she sees them kissing.
(d) Because of the way Shug is looking at Mr.

4. Where did Mr. hide Nettie’s letters?
(a) In a box under his dirty clothes.
(b) In his trunk.
(c) In a tree stump.
(d) Under his bed.

5. Why does Harpo refuse to help Celie out around the house?
(a) Because he thinks it is women’s work.
(b) Because he hates Celie.
(c) Because he is always too tired.
(d) Because his father has forbidden it.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Nettie tear up all her letters to Celie when she reaches her port?

2. Why does Adam run into the jungle, terrifying his family?

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

4. How long does Mr. leave Celie alone when Shug comes to town?

5. What does Celie say is keeping Shug alive?

(see the answer key)

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