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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What hairstyle is Dee wearing when she arrives at her family's home?
(a) She has shaved her head.
(b) Dreadlocks.
(c) A short Afro.
(d) Two long pigtails roped around her ears.

2. During the winter, what does Ms. Johnson wear to bed?
(a) Flannel nightgowns.
(b) Longjohns.
(c) Men's pajamas.
(d) Blue jeans and a flannel shirt.

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

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

5. Who is the first male character mentioned in "Everyday Use?"
(a) Grandpa Jarrell.
(b) John Thomas.
(c) Hakim-a-barber.
(d) Johnny Carson.

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

7. For what occasion is Ms. Johnson going to give the quilts to the person to whom she has promised them?
(a) Easter.
(b) Maggie's birthday.
(c) Maggie's wedding to John Thomas.
(d) Christmas.

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

9. To what group of people does Ms. Johnson ask Hakim-a-barber if he belongs?
(a) A group of local artisans.
(b) Muslim extremists in Augusta.
(c) Her Muslim neighbors who raise cattle.
(d) Sheep farmers down the road.

10. What does Dee's companion do for a living?
(a) The story does not reveal this information.
(b) He is a physician.
(c) He is a politician.
(d) He is a college professor.

11. How many Johnson women are Dee?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) Two.
(d) Six.

12. Which character in "Everyday Use" goes to school in Augusta on money Ms. Johnson and her church raise?
(a) Hakim-a-barber.
(b) John Thomas.
(c) Maggie.
(d) Dee.

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

14. How many quilts does Dee/Wangero take back to the city with her at the end of the story?
(a) One.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) None.

15. When their school closes after the second grade, why don't the local Blacks protest?
(a) There is little community support for reopening it.
(b) In 1927 they ask fewer questions than they do now.
(c) Their children are needed on the farm instead of in school.
(d) They fear violent repercussions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of windows does the current Johnson home have?

2. What is Ms. Johnson's marital state?

3. What unpleasant truth does Ms. Johnson say Maggie realizes about herself?

4. For what does Ms. Johnson lose her taste as a result of what happens to her in 1949?

5. How many rooms did the Johnsons' previous house have?

(see the answer keys)

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