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?
Ms. Johnson is the narrator of "Everyday Use." Do you think she is the most appropriate narrator for this story? Why or why not? Discuss her effectiveness as narrator and how the story would change if Dee or Maggie narrated it instead. Cite examples from the text to support your conclusions.
The predominant characters in "Everyday Use" are women. Male characters have minor roles and only one male character, Hakim-a-barber, actually appears on stage in the story. Discuss the role of male characters in the story and what you think the author is saying about Black culture by having female characters dominate her story. 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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