Violence In The Color Purple

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The Color Purple Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz will be a take-home quiz to help assess the students comprehension and understanding of how violence plays a major role in the novel The Color Purple.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The novel begins with Celie believing that she was raped by her father.  Being that she mothered two children, where are they?
    • A. 

      Her father took them away from her and she never saw them again.

    • B. 

      They are with her throughout the novel.

    • C. 

      Her father took them away from her and killed them.

    • D. 

      Her mother stole them from her.

    • E. 

      She put them up for adoption.

  • 2. 
    Celie's husband's name was
  • 3. 
    On her wedding night, what happened to Celie?
    • A. 

      Her husband's friend raped her.

    • B. 

      Her husband beat her.

    • C. 

      She was treated like a queen.

    • D. 

      She ran away.

    • E. 

      She beat her husband.

  • 4. 
    Celie getting raped by her father was a foreshadow for what?
    • A. 

      Violence to come.

    • B. 

      A new beginning for Celie.

    • C. 

      Celie to be a violent person.

    • D. 

      Happiness for Celie and her family.

    • E. 

      Overwhelming misfortune and violence to come.

  • 5. 
    What was Celie's husband's eldest son's name was
  • 6. 
    When Celie's husband's eldest son asked him for advice on handling his wife, what advice did he give?
    • A. 

      Be kind to your wife son.

    • B. 

      Buy her things and she will behave son.

    • C. 

      Beat her and she will behave son.

    • D. 

      Give her children and she will behave son.

    • E. 

      Divorce her son.

  • 7. 
    Violence is a cycle that is difficult to break.  In many families, the children grow up and think that violence is okay.  Do you feel that violence is ever okay?  If so, why?