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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. On what occasion has Ms. Johnson offered Dee a quilt in the past?
(a) Dee's eighteenth birthday.
(b) When Dee left for college.
(c) Dee's high school graduation.
(d) The previous Christmas.

2. During the winter, how does Ms. Johnson get water for washing?
(a) By breaking ice.
(b) From bottled water she buys at the store in town.
(c) From her faucet.
(d) From her farm's well.

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

4. What does Ms. Johnson think Dee's companion does for a living because of his name?
(a) She thinks he's a lawyer.
(b) She thinks he's a barber.
(c) She thinks he's a Musllim preacher.
(d) She thinks he's a college professor.

5. When Ms. Johnson snatches the quilts from Wangero's hands, who sits on the bed with her mouth open in shock?
(a) Maggie.
(b) Wangero.
(c) Aunt Dicie.
(d) Grandma Dee.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the winter, what does Ms. Johnson wear during the day?

2. What happens to the Johnson's previous house ten to twelve years before the events in "Everyday Use"?

3. Who hangs in the kitchen doing dishes after the Johnsons' reunion dinner?

4. What kind of soil comprises Ms. Johnson's yard?

5. How many characters in "Everyday Use" own cars?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Maggie's smile at the end of "Everyday Use" indicate?

2. Why doesn't Dee think Maggie deserves their mother's two hand-stitched quilts?

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

4. Why does Ms. Johnson agree to call Dee by the African name Wangero after reminding Dee of the family heritage behind her birth name?

5. How did Dee react when her mother offered her a quilt before Dee left for college and what has caused her to change her opinion about having a quilt now?

6. Why does Dee change her name to Wangero in "Everyday Use?"

7. Which character in "Everyday Use" is a foil character and what helps identify that character as a foil character?

8. Explain Dee's feelings about white people.

9. Which Johnson sister knows how to quilt and what does her ability illustrate about her character?

10. Alice Walker never names the narrator of this story. The reader is told only that she is a member of the Johnson family. What might the author of "Everyday Use" have intended to convey about the character of Ms. Johnson by not naming her?

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