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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the protagonist in "Everyday Use?"
(a) Maggie.
(b) Dee.
(c) Ms. Johnson.
(d) Aunt Dicie.

2. At the end of the story, what quilts does Ms. Johnson tell Dee to take back to the city with her?
(a) One or two of the machine-stitched ones.
(b) Two on Maggie's bed that need washing.
(c) The hand-stitched ones Grandma Dee pieced.
(d) The ones on Ms. Johnson's bed.

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

4. 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.

5. Who hangs in the kitchen doing dishes after the Johnsons' reunion dinner?
(a) Hakim-a-barber.
(b) Maggie.
(c) Wangero.
(d) John Thomas.

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

7. What does Ms. Johnson note is still in the butter churn during dinner?
(a) Grandma Dee's apron.
(b) A mouse.
(c) Milk that has turned to clabber.
(d) Butter.

8. What happens to the Johnson's previous house ten to twelve years before the events in "Everyday Use"?
(a) The bank repossesses it.
(b) It burns to the ground.
(c) A tornado devastates it.
(d) Termites and rats infest it.

9. Who claims to be able to remember Grandma Dee without the quilts?
(a) John Thomas.
(b) Wangero.
(c) Maggie.
(d) Hakim-a-barber.

10. At the beginning of "Everyday Use," with whom is Ms. Johnson waiting in the yard?
(a) Big Dee.
(b) Hakim-a-barber.
(c) Her daughter, Maggie.
(d) Grandma Dee.

11. When Ms. Johnson finds Wangero's name hard to pronounce, what does Wangero say?
(a) Ms. Johnson doesn't have to use it if she doesn't want to.
(b) Ms. Johnson could prounounce it if she were smarter.
(c) Ms. Johnson should practice saying it until she gets it right.
(d) Ms. Johnson can used the shortened version Wang.

12. At the beginning of "Everyday Use," what kind of tree does Ms. Johnson say she likes to sit outside and look up into while enjoying the breeze?
(a) An elm tree.
(b) A maple tree.
(c) A pine tree.
(d) A sycamore tree.

13. What looks like a mule tail to Ms. Johnson when she sees Dee's male companion?
(a) The hair hanging from the man's chin.
(b) The man's ponytail.
(c) The man's mustache.
(d) The man's braid.

14. Who asks Ms. Johnson for the butter churn dasher?
(a) John Thomas.
(b) Hakim-a-barber.
(c) Wangero.
(d) Maggie.

15. What is Ms. Johnson's marital state?
(a) Separated.
(b) Married.
(c) Divorced.
(d) The story never reveals this fact.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what is the Johnson home located?

2. When Dee says "It's really a new day for us" at the end of the story, to whom is she referring?

3. How does Ms. Johnson describe Maggie's fiance?

4. What kind of shoes is Dee wearing for her reunion with her mother and sister?

5. What do Hakim-a-barber and Wangero not tell Ms. Johnson and what does she not ask them about?

(see the answer keys)

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