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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. Why does Wangero want the two quilts Grandma Dee pieced rather than the substitute gift her mother offers her?
(a) Grandma Dee pieced them.
(b) They're older.
(c) They're prettier.
(d) They're handstitched & the others are machine-stitched.

2. In what point of view is "Everyday Use" told?
(a) Second person.
(b) First person.
(c) Third person limited.
(d) Third person omniscient.

3. Who is the protagonist in "Everyday Use?"
(a) Dee.
(b) Maggie.
(c) Aunt Dicie.
(d) Ms. Johnson.

4. Who wraps Ms. Johnson's dasher right there at the dinner table?
(a) Hakim-a-barber.
(b) Ms. Johnson.
(c) Maggie.
(d) Wangero.

5. What does Wangero tell Maggie to do at the end of the story?
(a) Get married.
(b) Give up the hand-stitched quilts.
(c) Try to make something of herself.
(d) Buy more stylish clothing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ms. Johnson think Dee's companion does for a living because of his name?

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

3. Who is the first male character to appear onstage in "Everyday Use?"

4. What drives Jimmy T, a former suitor, away from Dee?

5. What scraps of Grandma Dee's clothing are in the quilts?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In what era is "Everyday Use" set and how does this time period affect the story?

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

4. What was Dee like at sixteen?

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

7. Why does Ms. Johnson prefer that the hand-stitched quilts go to Maggie instead of Dee?

8. What does Maggie wear for Dee's visit and what does her outfit illustrate about her character?

9. Who is the protagonist of "Everyday Use" and what identifies that character as the protagonist?

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

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