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The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye


by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye: She Could Have Just Invested in Color Contacts Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Bluest Eye? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why does Pauline feel like an outcast?

Because her family cast her out. I guess she finally got the hint.
Because she is light-skinned
Because she has a deformed foot
Because she is an artist
Q. Where does Cholly have his first sexual experience?

In a field
On a bus
Backstage at the Grammys
In the backseat of a convertible
Q. How does Pauline respond when Pecola tells her that Cholly raped her?

She takes Pecola and leaves town
She tries to murder Cholly
She doesn’t believe it and strikes her
Q. What does Soaphead ask Pecola to do?

Feed his dog
Scrub his bathroom floor
Eat an earthworm, or she can tell a truth instead, if she’d prefer
Polish his shoes
Stare at the sun
Q. What happens to Pecola after her baby dies?

She dies of heartbreak
She loses her mind