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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Nettie believe God sent her to live with the reverend and his family?
(a) To heal their broken hearts.
(b) To take care of Celie’s children.
(c) To become a missionary.
(d) To see what true love looks like.

2. Who teaches Millie how to drive?
(a) Sofia.
(b) The warden.
(c) Celie.
(d) Her husband.

3. Why does Corinne think that Nettie and Samuel have been having an affair?
(a) Because she has seen them flirting with each other.
(b) Because she caught them in bed together.
(c) Because the children look so much like Nettie.
(d) Because the villagers frequently refer to Nettie as Samuel’s second wife.

4. What is the name of Billy’s sister, Millie’s daughter?
(a) Cybil Edith.
(b) Eleanor Jane.
(c) Leanne Mary.
(d) Daisy May.

5. What is the highest position for a woman in the Olinka village?
(a) The chief’s wife.
(b) Doctor.
(c) Reverend.
(d) School teacher.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Celie want to see Pa before she moves to Memphis?

2. How does Pa initially react when he first sees Celie on his property?

3. Why does Harpo finally agree to let Squeak sing at his juke joint?

4. What is Celie’s biggest fear when she thinks about her children?

5. What is Shug’s real name?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Celie imagine that God looks like, and how does this affect her relationship with Him?

2. How did the reverend and his wife treat Nettie when they first met her?

3. How does life change for Celie when she moves to Memphis?

4. How does Celie react when she learns that Mr. has been hiding Nettie’s letters?

5. How did Nettie come to live in Africa?

6. How does Shug picture God?

7. What is rootleaf and why is it important to the Olinkans?

8. Who are Nettie and Celie’s birth parents?

9. How does Billy get hurt on the day that Celie visits Sofia at the mayor’s house?

10. How is the outside world changing Olinka?

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