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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Hakim-a-barber's religion?
(a) Wiccan.
(b) Jewish.
(c) Christian.
(d) Muslim.

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

3. Which character in "Everyday Use" goes to school in Augusta on money Ms. Johnson and her church raise?
(a) Maggie.
(b) Dee.
(c) Hakim-a-barber.
(d) John Thomas.

4. With what has Ms. Johnson primarily been concerned all her life?
(a) Survival.
(b) Sewing and quilting.
(c) Milking cows.
(d) Religion.

5. What color is Ms. Johnson's butter churn dasher?
(a) Black.
(b) Light yellow.
(c) Dark brown.
(d) Tan.

Short Answer Questions

1. In real life, what does Ms. Johnson look like?

2. What facial expression does Maggie have after her sister leaves?

3. Who claims to be able to remember Grandma Dee without the quilts?

4. What does Ms. Johnson remember from the tragedy that befell her home ten to twelve years earlier?

5. Why advantage does Ms. Johnson think her substitute gift has over the quilts Wangero wants?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Dee include the house in every picture she takes with her camera if she dislikes the house?

2. How does Dee differ from her mother and sister?

3. What kind of life has Ms. Johnson lived?

4. Is there any significance to the fact that neither Ms. Johnson's marital state nor Dee's are revealed in "Everyday Use?"

5. Ms. Johnson's dream involves appearing on television with Dee and having Dee thank her for her role in Dee's succee. Is there any evidence in "Everyday Use" that Dee appreciate her mother's role in her success?

6. Although the exact setting of "Everyday Use" is never specified, what clues in the text indicate where the story takes place?

7. What references to racial prejudice are there in "Everyday Use?"

8. What do Dee's light skin and her white heel symbolize?

9. Describe Dee's relationship with Jimmy T and what it indicates about her.

10. Discuss the role of Great Grandpa Ezra in "Everyday Use."

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