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Everyday Use Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Ms. Johnson always talk "With one foot raised in flight" and her head turned in whatever direction is farthest from them?



2. Who whittles Ms. Johnson's churn top?



3. Who does Dee say she will never bring to visit her family's home?



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



5. Where are the family's quilt frames kept?



Short Essay Questions

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



2. What is Ms. Johnson's relationship with her daughter Dee like?



3. Why doesn't Ms. Johnson have more formal education?



4. Which Johnson sister knows how to quilt and what does her ability illustrate about her character?



5. Describe John Thomas and his role in the story.



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



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



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



9. What is Aunt Dicie/Big Dee's role in "Everyday Use?"



10. 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?



Essay Topics

Discuss the character of Hakim-a-barber and how he illustrates Black Muslim culture in the story. What do you think Alice Walker is saying about Black Muslims through him? Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.

Compare and contrast the characters of Maggie, Dee/Wangero, and Mrs. Johnson in "Everyday Use." Which sister do you think is most like their mother and why? Which character or characters do you think represent southern Black culture? Cite examples from the text to support your arguments.

The Johnson family's quilts are a recurring motif throughout "Everyday Use." Cite three examples from the text of the use of this motif and discuss what you think it represents in each example.

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