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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Which member of the Johnson family always criticizes the others?
(a) Ms. Johnson.
(b) Dee.
(c) Grandma Dee.
(d) Maggie.

3. Who puts on a pair of sunglasses at the end of "Everyday Use"?
(a) Wangero.
(b) Hakim-a-barber.
(c) Ms. Johnson.
(d) Maggie.

4. Who is Maggie's father?
(a) Stash.
(b) John Thomas.
(c) Hakim-a-barber.
(d) The story never reveals this fact.

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

6. Which Johnson women know how to quilt?
(a) Maggie, Ms. Johnson, Wangero and Aunt Dicie.
(b) Maggie, Grandma Dee and Wangero.
(c) Everyone but Wangero.
(d) Ms. Johnson, Wangero, and Grandma Dee.

7. Who is the antagonist in "Everyday Use?"
(a) Maggie.
(b) John Thomas.
(c) Ms. Johnson.
(d) Dee.

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

9. What does Dee want to match a green suit she makes from an old suit someone gives her mother?
(a) A green blouse.
(b) A pair of earrings.
(c) Black pumps.
(d) A hair barrette.

10. What does Ms. Johnson do in church when the spirit of God touches her?
(a) She reads aloud from her Bible.
(b) She prays aloud.
(c) She gets happy and shouts.
(d) She gives a sermon.

11. What does Ms. Johnson kill with a sledge hammer one winter?
(a) A hog.
(b) A bull calf.
(c) A wolf.
(d) A rat.

12. Which character in "Everyday Use" has burn scars?
(a) Maggie.
(b) Aunt Dicie.
(c) Hakim-a-barber.
(d) Grandma Dee.

13. Who asks Ms. Johnson for the family's butter churn top?
(a) John Thomas.
(b) Hakim-a-barber.
(c) Wangero.
(d) Maggie.

14. What happens to Ms. Johnson in 1949?
(a) She is in a car wreck.
(b) She contracts polio.
(c) She has a heart attack.
(d) She gets hooked in the side by a cow.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story's first paragraph, to which room of the house does Ms. Johnson compare her yard, saying it's an extension of that room?

2. Which character in "Everyday Use" goes to school in Augusta on money Ms. Johnson and her church raise?

3. Who wraps Ms. Johnson's dasher right there at the dinner table?

4. When boys and girls hang around Dee in her youth, what does she do to entertain them?

5. How does Dee look in comparison to Maggie?

(see the answer keys)

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