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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. At the beginning of "Everyday Use," with whom is Ms. Johnson waiting in the yard?
(a) Grandma Dee.
(b) Hakim-a-barber.
(c) Big Dee.
(d) Her daughter, Maggie.

2. Who hates the current Johnson house as well as the old Johnson house?
(a) Aunt Dicie.
(b) Grandma Dee.
(c) Ms. Johnson.
(d) Dee.

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

4. What does Jimmy T do soon after breaking up with Dee?
(a) Wreck his car.
(b) Marry another woman.
(c) Enlist in the Army.
(d) Move to Atlanta.

5. What scrap of Great Grandpa Ezra's clothing is in the quilts?
(a) A piece of his wedding pants.
(b) A piece of his old red flannel shirt.
(c) A piece of his christening gown.
(d) A piece of his Civil War uniform.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of shoes is Dee wearing for her reunion with her mother and sister?

2. Who tells Ms. Johnson she doesn't understand her heritage?

3. How does Maggie react when Dee's companion moves forward to hug her?

4. In "Everyday Use," whose school closes after second grade?

5. How is the weather when Dee comes to visit her family?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How strong is Ms. Johnson physically and what might her physical strength indicate about her inner strength?

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

4. What is the significance of Dee's always wanting to read to people in her youth?

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

6. How do African Americans change from the days of Ms. Johnson's youth in the 1920s to the era of the 1960s in which the story "Everyday People" is set?

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

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

9. When Ms. Johnson gives Grandma Dee's hand-stitched quilts to Maggie, how does each Johnson sister in "Everyday Use" react?

10. What is Ms. Johnson's relationship with her daughter Maggie like?

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