Name: __________________________________________ Date: _______________________________

The Color Purple: Video Questions
Directions: Answer the following questions as you watch the movie:
1. What year is being portrayed in the opening scenes of The Color Purple?
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2. Throughout the book, Celie's husband was referred to as Mr. _____________. What is Mr.
____________'s last name?
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3. What character informs the viewer of Shug Avery's past and reputation?
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4. What did the mayor's wife ask Sophia, sparking the confrontation?
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5. What year do Shug and Grady return from Memphis to Georgia?
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6. How long does it take for Mr. ____________'s life to fall into disrepair after Celie leaves?
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7. Name the preacher whom Shug wants to acknowledge her.
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1. 1. 5. 2. 3. . 4. 4. 2. Differences: List five things that are portrayed differently in the book than they are in the movie. 2. 3.Name: _______________________________________________ Date__________________ The Color Purple: Similarities and Differences Similarities: List five things that are portrayed in the movie exactly as they are in the book. 1. 5. 5. 3. 4. Extra Credit: Name four more scenes that are different than they appear in the book.

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