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

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

3. Where are the family's quilt frames kept?
(a) The back yard.
(b) The living room.
(c) The front porch.
(d) The front yard.

4. How many quilts does Dee/Wangero take back to the city with her at the end of the story?
(a) Four.
(b) None.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To what group of people does Ms. Johnson ask Hakim-a-barber if he belongs?

2. What does Wangero tell Maggie to do at the end of the story?

3. How many rooms does the Johnsons' current house have?

4. In Ms. Johnson's dreams, on what television program are she and Dee brought together?

5. What does Dee's companion end up asking the family to call him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hakim-a-barber's car indicate about his character and Dee's?

2. What is the significance of the title of "Everyday Use?"

3. What does Ms. Johnson think Maggie believes is her "portion" in life?

4. What does the way Dee dresses for her visit with her family indicate about her character?

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

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

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

8. In Alice Walker's "Everyday Use," who is the antagonist of the story and what identifies that character as the antagonist?

9. Why does Ms. Johnson's clean her yard prior to Dee's visit at the beginning of Alice Walker's "Everyday Use?"

10. Why does Dee's sister Maggie feel insecure when Hakim-a-barber tries to shake her hand?

(see the answer keys)

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