This is a great resource to review all the major events in the plot of The Bluest Eye.
The novel should be read in its entirety before doing this activity.
There are 60 clues that focus on key events in the story, and words are tightly intersected in the puzzle. Students are challenged to employ synonyms for common words used in the text. An answer key is provided, of course.
Sample clues are given below: (the word length is given parenthetically)
-Mr. Henry regaled the girls by performing -------- (5,6)
-The faith healer Mr. Whitcomb tricks Pecola into giving ---- to a dog he hates. (6)
-Soaphead Church took pride in this state of sexual purity. (8)
-The primary source of heat for residents of the novel. (4)
-"Pathetic Pecola placidly pursues prayer for pulchritude" is an example of this literary device. (12)
-These flowers, planted by Claudia & Freida, did not bloom. (9)
-Pecola likes to drink milk in a Shirley Temple ------. (3)
-Pauline was not interested in Christ the Redeemer, but Christ the -----. (5)
-Events in the novel don't take place in ----- order or sequence. (13)