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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Maggie's father?
(a) John Thomas.
(b) The story never reveals this fact.
(c) Hakim-a-barber.
(d) Stash.

2. What is the relationship of the person who whittles Ms. Johnson's butter churn top to Aunt Dicie/Big Dee?
(a) He was her second husband.
(b) He was her brother.
(c) He was her grandfather.
(d) He was her father.

3. Who hates the current Johnson house as well as the old Johnson house?
(a) Aunt Dicie.
(b) Ms. Johnson.
(c) Grandma Dee.
(d) Dee.

4. What does Ms. Johnson notice in the wood of the dasher?
(a) Scratches.
(b) Scuff marks.
(c) Termite holes.
(d) Sink marks from thumbs & fingers touching the wood.

5. How many children does Ms. Johnson have?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Six.
(d) Four.

6. What scraps of Grandpa Jarrell's clothes are in the quilts?
(a) Pieces of his flannel shirts.
(b) Pieces of his Paisley shirts.
(c) Pieces of his woolen longjohns.
(d) Pieces of his overalls.

7. On the television show in her dreams, what does Ms. Johnson look like?
(a) She's thin with a light complexion and glistening hair.
(b) She's short and dark with glasses and white hair.
(c) She's tall and plump with a gray Afro.
(d) She's tall and dark with lots of jewels and furs.

8. What does Wangero feel on the benches when she runs her hands along them?
(a) Splinters.
(b) The smooth surface of the varnished wood.
(c) Chips in the wood.
(d) Rump prints.

9. Which character in "Everyday Use" always walks with her eyes on the ground and her chin on her chest?
(a) Uncle Buddy.
(b) Dee.
(c) Maggie.
(d) Ms. Johnson.

10. Who learns to quilt from Grandma Dee and Aunt Dicie/Big Dee?
(a) Hakim-a-barber.
(b) Wangero.
(c) Maggie.
(d) Ms. Johnson.

11. How does Dee look in comparison to Maggie?
(a) She's shorter and has more warts.
(b) She's more freckled and wears thicker glasses.
(c) She's lighter in complexion with nicer hair and a fuller figure.
(d) She's taller and fatter.

12. Once Maggie weds, what is Ms. Johnson free to sit in her yard and do?
(a) Raise flowers.
(b) Plant corn.
(c) Sing church songs.
(d) Quilt.

13. Who stands under a gum tree and observes from a safe distance while tragedy strikes the old Johnson house a decade earlier?
(a) John Thomas.
(b) Maggie.
(c) Ms. Johnson.
(d) Dee.

14. What does Ms. Johnson believe Maggie thinks her portion from God is?
(a) To suffer ill health.
(b) To be loveless and alone.
(c) To do without while Wangero prospers.
(d) To prosper and live in abundance.

15. What does Ms. Johnson do in church when the spirit of God touches her?
(a) She prays aloud.
(b) She gets happy and shouts.
(c) She reads aloud from her Bible.
(d) She gives a sermon.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Everyday Use," whose school closes after second grade?

2. Which of the following statements is not true about what happens on the television talk shows that inspire Ms. Johnson's dreams?

3. At the beginning of "Everyday Use," who does Ms. Johnson say will regard Dee with a mixture of envy and awe?

4. What is Dee's relationship to Maggie?

5. In what point of view is "Everyday Use" told?

(see the answer keys)

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