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?
2. Throughout the book, Celie's husband was referred to as Mr. _____________. What is Mr.
____________'s last name?
3. What character informs the viewer of Shug Avery's past and reputation?
4. What did the mayor's wife ask Sophia, sparking the confrontation?
5. What year do Shug and Grady return from Memphis to Georgia?
6. How long does it take for Mr. ____________'s life to fall into disrepair after Celie leaves?
7. Name the preacher whom Shug wants to acknowledge her.

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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