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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. In what patterns are the two quilts Wangero finds in the trunk sewn?
(a) The Drunkard's Path and Lone Star patterns.
(b) The Southern Belle and Dutch Doll patterns.
(c) The Dutch Doll and Drunkard's path patterns.
(d) The Lone Star and Walk Around the Mountain patterns.
2. Which character in "Everyday Use" refuses to eat collard greens and considers pork unclean?
(c) Grandma Dee.
3. With what has Ms. Johnson primarily been concerned all her life?
(b) Milking cows.
(c) Sewing and quilting.
4. Who asks Ms. Johnson for the butter churn dasher?
(c) John Thomas.
5. Which character in "Everyday Use" has no education?
(a) Grandma Dee.
(c) John Thomas.
(d) Ms. Johnson.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Wangero tell Maggie to do at the end of the story?
2. What happens to the Johnson's previous house ten to twelve years before the events in "Everyday Use"?
3. What does Ms. Johnson notice in the wood of the dasher?
4. How does Dee respond when her mother asks her what happened to Dee?
5. To whom does Ms. Johnson always talk "With one foot raised in flight" and her head turned in whatever direction is farthest from them?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the way Dee dresses for her visit with her family indicate about her character?
2. 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?
3. How did Dee react when her mother offered her a quilt before Dee left for college and what has caused her to change her opinion about having a quilt now?
4. What happened to the Johnsons' previous home and how has this tragedy affected the family?
5. What does Hakim-a-barber's car indicate about his character and Dee's?
6. What is the significance of the sunglasses Dee wears at the end of the story and the fact that they hide most of her face?
7. What level of education does Dee have and how does it differ from the educational levels of her mother and sister?
8. Alice Walker never names the narrator of this story. The reader is told only that she is a member of the Johnson family. What might the author of "Everyday Use" have intended to convey about the character of Ms. Johnson by not naming her?
9. Why does Dee's sister Maggie feel insecure when Hakim-a-barber tries to shake her hand?
10. What does Maggie's smile at the end of "Everyday Use" indicate?
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