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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what does Dee change her name?
(a) Raelene Jordan.
(b) Kenisha Jackson.
(c) Ariella Candace Jones.
(d) Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo.

2. What does Dee's companion end up asking the family to call him?
(a) George.
(b) Asalamalakim.
(c) Hakim-a-barber.
(d) Keeshawn.

3. Who fills her bottom lip with checkerberry snuff at the end of "Everyday Use?"
(a) Ms. Johnson.
(b) Aunt Dicie.
(c) Maggie.
(d) Wangero.

4. What is the socioeconomic status of Ms. Johnson in "Everyday Use?"
(a) She's rich.
(b) She's poor.
(c) She's a slave.
(d) She's middle class.

5. What comes over Ms. Johnson at the end of the story when she sees Maggie looking at Wangero with fear?
(a) A great joy.
(b) A spiritual energy like one she sometimes feels in church.
(c) A great anger.
(d) A great sorrow.

6. Which character in "Everyday Use" always looks anyone in the eye because hesitation is not part of her nature?
(a) Ms. Johnson.
(b) Maggie.
(c) Aunt Dicie.
(d) Dee.

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

8. With what has Ms. Johnson primarily been concerned all her life?
(a) Religion.
(b) Sewing and quilting.
(c) Milking cows.
(d) Survival.

9. After dinner, who goes into Ms. Johnson's room and riffles through the trunk at the foot of Ms. Johnson's bed?
(a) Wangero.
(b) Maggie.
(c) Ms. Johnson.
(d) Hakim-a-barber.

10. What sounds does Ms. Johnson hear when Wangero asks if she can have the quilts?
(a) Glass breaking and someone cursing.
(b) A door slamming and someone weeping.
(c) Something falling and the slam of the kitchen door.
(d) Pots and pans banging in the kitchen.

11. Who is Dee's father?
(a) Great Grandpa Ezra.
(b) The story never reveals this fact.
(c) Grandpa Jarrell.
(d) Uncle Buddy.

12. Who is the first male character to appear onstage in "Everyday Use?"
(a) John Thomas.
(b) Great Grandpa Ezra.
(c) Hakim-a-barber.
(d) Grandpa Jarrell.

13. Which character in "Everyday Use" refuses to eat collard greens and considers pork unclean?
(a) Grandma Dee.
(b) Maggie.
(c) Hakim-a-barber.
(d) Wangero.

14. How does Ms. Johnson describe Dee's feet?
(a) Perfectly pedicured.
(b) Small and dainty.
(c) Big with hairy toes.
(d) Neat looking as if God shaped them with a certain style.

15. In what patterns are the two quilts Wangero finds in the trunk sewn?
(a) The Southern Belle and Dutch Doll patterns.
(b) The Drunkard's Path and Lone Star patterns.
(c) The Lone Star and Walk Around the Mountain patterns.
(d) The Dutch Doll and Drunkard's path patterns.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the relationship of the person who whittles Ms. Johnson's butter churn dash to Aunt Dicie/Big Dee?

2. How does Dee respond when her mother asks her what happened to Dee?

3. At the beginning of "Everyday Use," how does Ms. Johnson think Maggie will feel during Dee's visit?

4. What color is the dress Dee wears for her reunion with her mother and sister?

5. Why advantage does Ms. Johnson think her substitute gift has over the quilts Wangero wants?

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