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

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

3. Who takes Polaroids of the Johnson family reunion?
(a) Dee.
(b) Mrs. Johnson.
(c) Hakim-a-barber.
(d) Maggie.

4. What kind of jobs has Ms. Johnson always done well?
(a) Clerical jobs.
(b) Man's farm work like butchering and milking.
(c) Nursing jobs.
(d) Housekeeping or maid jobs.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who fills her bottom lip with checkerberry snuff at the end of "Everyday Use?"

2. In what patterns are the two quilts Wangero finds in the trunk sewn?

3. How does the man who emerges from the car with Dee wear his hair?

4. How many Johnson women are Dee?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe John Thomas and his role in the story.

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

5. What level of education does Dee have and how does it differ from the educational levels of her mother and sister?

6. What religion is Ms. Johnson in "Everyday Use" and what does her religion indicate about her character?

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

8. What happens when Dee tries to share her educational knowledge with her mother and sister?

9. Explain Dee's feelings about white people.

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

(see the answer keys)

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