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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following statements is not true about what happens on the television talk shows that inspire Ms. Johnson's dreams?
(a) The children thank the parents for helping them succeed.
(b) The children and parents embrace and smile and cry.
(c) Unsuccessful children greet their unhappy parents.
(d) Children who have made it are surprised by their parents.

2. 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) Pots and pans banging in the kitchen.
(d) Something falling and the slam of the kitchen door.

3. What does the person who wants the butter churn dash tell Ms. Johnson she will do with it?
(a) She will use it as a flower vase.
(b) She will churn butter in it.
(c) She will donate it to a museum.
(d) Something artistic that she hasn't yet determined.

4. In what point of view is "Everyday Use" told?
(a) First person.
(b) Second person.
(c) Third person omniscient.
(d) Third person limited.

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

6. What does Ms. Johnson remember from the tragedy that befell her home ten to twelve years earlier?
(a) The firemen working to put out the flames.
(b) Dee's terror.
(c) How the neighbors helped with the tragedy.
(d) Holding Maggie with her smoking hair and peeling dress.

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

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

9. In Ms. Johnson's dreams, on what television program are she and Dee brought together?
(a) Jerry Springer.
(b) David Letterman.
(c) Oprah.
(d) Johnny Carson.

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

11. At the beginning of "Everyday Use," who does Ms. Johnson say will regard Dee with a mixture of envy and awe?
(a) Grandma Dee.
(b) Maggie.
(c) Grandpa Ezra.
(d) John Thomas.

12. What is the first thing out of the car upon Dee's arrival that identifies Dee to Ms. Johnson?
(a) Her purse.
(b) Her arm.
(c) Her leg.
(d) Her head.

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

14. How does Ms. Johnson describe Maggie's fiance?
(a) A man with mossy teeth in an earnest face.
(b) A tall man with thick glasses.
(c) A short, fat man with dimples.
(d) A handsome man with a mustache.

15. How many children does Ms. Johnson have?
(a) Two.
(b) Six.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character in "Everyday Use" has no education?

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

3. What does Ms. Johnson notice in the wood of the dasher?

4. What does Ms. Johnson think that Dee had at age sixteen?

5. Who learns to quilt from Grandma Dee and Aunt Dicie/Big Dee?

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