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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Dee says "It's really a new day for us" at the end of the story, to whom is she referring?
(a) Herself and her mother.
(b) The Johnson sisters.
(c) African Americans.
(d) The entire Johnson family.

2. What is the relationship of the person who whittles Ms. Johnson's butter churn dash to Aunt Dicie/Big Dee?
(a) He was her father.
(b) He was her uncle.
(c) He was her first husband.
(d) He was her grandfather.

3. 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) Rump prints.
(d) Chips in the wood.

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

5. To whom does Ms. Johnson promise to give the quilts Grandma Dee pieced?
(a) Wangero.
(b) Hakim-a-barber.
(c) Aunt Dicie.
(d) Maggie.

6. During the winter, what does Ms. Johnson wear during the day?
(a) Longjohns.
(b) Overalls.
(c) A cotton housedress.
(d) Blue jeans and a flannel shirt.

7. How does the Johnson's current home different from their previous home?
(a) It is smaller.
(b) It has more land with it.
(c) It is larger.
(d) It has a tin roof instead of a shingle roof.

8. What is Ms. Johnson's religion?
(a) Jewish.
(b) Muslim.
(c) Wiccan.
(d) Christian.

9. Which of the following characters are mentioned in "Everyday Use" but do not actually appear on stage?
(a) Hakim-a-barber and Wangero.
(b) Grandma Dee, Aunt Dicie, and Grandpa Jarrell.
(c) Great Grandpa Ezra, John Thomas, and Hakim-a-barber.
(d) Maggie and John Thomas.

10. Who makes the dining benches on which the Johnsons and Hakim-a-barber sit during dinner?
(a) Stash.
(b) Dee's father.
(c) Dee's brother.
(d) Uncle Buddy.

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

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

13. Once Maggie weds, what is Ms. Johnson free to sit in her yard and do?
(a) Raise flowers.
(b) Sing church songs.
(c) Quilt.
(d) Plant corn.

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

15. What sound does Maggie make when she sees Dee's companion?
(a) A scream.
(b) A sob.
(c) A hearty laugh.
(d) "Uhnnnnh."

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of "Everyday Use," how does Ms. Johnson think Maggie will feel during Dee's visit?

2. Who says Wangero can have the quilts after Ms. Johnson says Wangero can't?

3. What color is the dress Dee wears for her reunion with her mother and sister?

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

5. What has Ms. Johnson done to her yard at the beginning of the story?

(see the answer keys)

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