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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

by Alice Walker

The Color Purple: Endorsed by Prince Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Color Purple? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What does Celie’s Pa do to her?


He sells her
He cuts off her hand
He rapes her
He embarrasses her. Just by being around.
Q. Why does Mr. ___ marry Celie?


Because he has such a wonderful last name that he wants to share it with someone
Because he loves her
Because his parents arranged for the marriage
So he has someone to look after his house and children
Q. Why does Mr. ___ kick Nettie out of the house?


Because she refuses his sexual advances
Because she won’t do any housework
Because she is starting to understand to his covert tennis racketeering operations
Because he can no longer support her financially
Q. Why does Celie become depressed?


Because Nettie dies
Because she doesn’t get any letters from Nettie
Because Nettie hasn’t spoken to her since their fight
Q. Who is Shug?


Celie’s childhood friend
Celie’s sister-in-law
Celie’s friend and lover
Celie’s mother-in-law
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