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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which Johnson family women quilts the quilt tops that Grandma Dee pieces?
(a) Ms. Johnson and her sister, Aunt Dicie or Big Dee.
(b) Cousin Celie and Cousin Jill.
(c) Great Grandma Dee and Aunt Dicie.
(d) Aunt Cassie and Maggie.

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

3. What is Dee's relationship to Maggie?
(a) They're cousins.
(b) They're sisters.
(c) They're friends.
(d) They're neighbors.

4. Which character in "Everyday Use" has no education?
(a) Maggie.
(b) Grandma Dee.
(c) Ms. Johnson.
(d) John Thomas.

5. Who whittles Ms. Johnson's churn top?
(a) Uncle Buddy.
(b) Great Grandpa Ezra.
(c) Uncle Henry.
(d) Grandpa Jarrell.

6. How does Dee respond when her mother asks her what happened to Dee?
(a) She says Dee's dead.
(b) She says Dee is wanted by the police.
(c) She says Dee is wanted by the IRS.
(d) She says Hakim-a-barber hates the name Dee.

7. What noises tell Ms. Johnson someone is standing outside the room in which she and Wangero are?
(a) The television set comes on.
(b) Maggies footsteps.
(c) The radio comes on.
(d) Maggie's breathing.

8. What does Ms. Johnson offer Wangero instead of the two quilts Grandma Dee pieced?
(a) The butter churn dasher and top.
(b) Her mother's wedding dress.
(c) Grandma Dee's butter dish.
(d) One or two other quilts in her collection.

9. What scrap of Great Grandpa Ezra's clothing is in the quilts?
(a) A piece of his wedding pants.
(b) A piece of his Civil War uniform.
(c) A piece of his old red flannel shirt.
(d) A piece of his christening gown.

10. Where does "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker take place?
(a) Hawaii.
(b) New York City.
(c) Rural Georgia, near Augusta.
(d) Rural Ohio.

11. What facial expression does Maggie have after her sister leaves?
(a) A frown.
(b) Tears.
(c) One of ire.
(d) A smile.

12. How does the character who goes to school in Augusta try to share her knowledge with the rest of the family?
(a) She reads to them.
(b) She loans them her textbooks.
(c) She encourages them to enroll in college.
(d) She invites them to her school recitals.

13. 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) Ms. Johnson.
(d) Maggie.

14. How does Maggie respond to the attempts to shake her hand?
(a) She keeps trying to pull her limp, sweating hand back.
(b) She shakes hands heartily.
(c) She runs away.
(d) She screams.

15. When Ms. Johnson offers Dee a quilt in the past, what is Dee's reaction?
(a) She wants to learn to quilt herself.
(b) She does't want it because it is too plain.
(c) She loves the idea, takes the quilt and asks for more.
(d) She doesn't want it because it is old-fashioned.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what occasion is Ms. Johnson going to give the quilts to the person to whom she has promised them?

2. What happens to Ms. Johnson in 1949?

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

4. Which character in "Everyday Use" has burn scars?

5. Who escapes unharmed from the tragedy that befell the old Johnson house?

(see the answer keys)

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