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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. How many characters in "Everyday Use" own cars?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) None.
(d) Three.

2. What kind of windows does the current Johnson home have?
(a) Big bay windows.
(b) Holes cut in the sides with shutters held by rawhide.
(c) It's windowless.
(d) Real glass windows.

3. In what is the Johnson home located?
(a) A former Civil War battlefield.
(b) A big Augusta, Georgia subdivision.
(c) A pasture.
(d) A former Revolutionary War battlefield.

4. How does Ms. Johnson describe Maggie's fiance?
(a) A man with mossy teeth in an earnest face.
(b) A tall man with thick glasses.
(c) A short, fat man with dimples.
(d) A handsome man with a mustache.

5. Who overhears Wangero and Ms. Johnson discussing the quilts?
(a) Grandpa Jarrell.
(b) Grandma Dee.
(c) Aunt Dicie.
(d) Maggie.

Short Answer Questions

1. What facial expression does Maggie have after her sister leaves?

2. What is the relationship of the person who whittles Ms. Johnson's butter churn dash to Aunt Dicie/Big Dee?

3. What is Ms. Johnson's marital state?

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

5. How does Ms. Johnson describe Dee's feet?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Explain how Ms. Johnson looks in real life and how her actual appearance differs from how she appears in her dreams.

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

6. Describe Dee's relationship with Jimmy T and what it indicates about her.

7. What does the way Maggie walks and carries herself indicate?

8. Explain Ms. Johnson's feelings about white people.

9. What information is revealed about Grandma Dee in "Everyday Use" even though she never appears onstage?

10. Are the Johnsons in "Everyday Use" typical or atypical for rural southern Black families living in the era in which the story is set?

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