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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When boys and girls hang around Dee in her youth, what does she do to entertain them?
(a) She plays hopskotch with them.
(b) She reads to them.
(c) She plays records for them.
(d) She sings to them.

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

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

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

5. What drives Jimmy T, a former suitor, away from Dee?
(a) She isn't rich enough for him.
(b) She criticizes him too much.
(c) She cheats on him.
(d) She isn't smart enough for him.

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

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

8. During the winter, how does Ms. Johnson get water for washing?
(a) By breaking ice.
(b) From her faucet.
(c) From bottled water she buys at the store in town.
(d) From her farm's well.

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

10. How far back can Ms. Johnson trace her family tree?
(a) To the Civil War.
(b) Beyond the Civil War.
(c) To her grandmother.
(d) To her great-grandmother.

11. To whom does Ms. Johnson always talk "With one foot raised in flight" and her head turned in whatever direction is farthest from them?
(a) White women.
(b) Black men.
(c) People with college degrees.
(d) White men.

12. Who tells Ms. Johnson she doesn't understand her heritage?
(a) Wangero.
(b) Maggie.
(c) Aunt Dicie.
(d) Hakim-a-barber.

13. What does Wangero tell Maggie to do at the end of the story?
(a) Buy more stylish clothing.
(b) Get married.
(c) Try to make something of herself.
(d) Give up the hand-stitched quilts.

14. What kind of jobs has Ms. Johnson always done well?
(a) Housekeeping or maid jobs.
(b) Nursing jobs.
(c) Clerical jobs.
(d) Man's farm work like butchering and milking.

15. What does Ms. Johnson say could be done if the quilts do become rags in five years?
(a) Ms. Johnson could buy new quilts for Maggie.
(b) Ms. Johnson could knit Maggie some blankets.
(c) Maggie could make herself some new quilts.
(d) Maggie could buy new quilts.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Ms. Johnson used to think Dee felt about Maggie?

2. Which of the following characters are mentioned in "Everyday Use" but do not actually appear on stage?

3. When Ms. Johnson snatches the quilts from Wangero's hands, who sits on the bed with her mouth open in shock?

4. Why does Wangero want the two quilts Grandma Dee pieced rather than the substitute gift her mother offers her?

5. In what patterns are the two quilts Wangero finds in the trunk sewn?

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