Everyday Use
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  • Question 1
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    Q. "Everyday Use" is set in
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    Old South Alabama
    Old South Georgia
    Old South Mississippi
    Old South Florida
  • Question 2
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    Q. Which late-night television personality appears in the story?
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    J. Leno
    Tyra Banks
    Johnny Carson
    Conan O'Brien
  • Question 3
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    Q. Who is the narrator of "Everyday Use"?
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    the mother
  • Question 4
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    Q. "Asalamalakim" is
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    the name of Dee's friend
    a greeting sometimes used by Arabic speakers.
    Made up words
  • Question 5
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    Q. Dee demands to take various household objects with her apartment except
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    her to decorate her apartment
    Grandma Dee's quilt.
    The kitchen table
    a bench
  • Question 6
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    Q. The quilts "mean" as objects central to the story?
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    They are art objects
    They are meant to cover the marriage bed
    They are of no use to anyone but Maggie.
    They represent family and the coninuity of women's relationships
  • Question 7
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    Q. At the end, Dee tells her mother and sister that they don't understand their "heritage," and departs with sunglasses on. What happens next?
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    Dee curses
    Maggie smiles.
    Mama faints
  • Question 8
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    Q. How many rooms does the Johnsons' current house have?
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  • Question 9
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    Q. When Ms. Johnson snatches the quilts from Wangero's hands, who sits on the bed with  in shock?
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    Dee's friend
    Aunt Dee
  • Question 10
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    Q. When boys and girls hang around Dee in her youth, what does she do to entertain them?
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    She makes fun of them
    She fights with them
    She reads to them
    She kisses them
  • Question 11
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    Q. How long is Dee's dress when she exits the car?
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    Above her knees
    She has on pants
    It touches the ground.
    At her thigh
  • Question 12
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    Q. Why does Dee change her name?
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    She did not like her Aunt Dee
    Her boyfriend told her to
    She wanted to make Mamma mad
    So she won't have a white oppressor name
  • Question 13
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    Q. From where does the wood that gives Ms. Johnson's dasher its color come?
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    The tree that stood in the yard where Big Dee and Stash lived.
    The woods behind the house
    The bed that Big Dee had
  • Question 14
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    Q. When Ms. Johnson offers Dee a quilt in the past, what is Dee's reaction?
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    She gave it ways
    She doesn't want it because it is old-fashioned.
    She threw it in the trash
    She sold them to a white lady for tuition
  • Question 15
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    Q. What drives Jimmy T, a former suitor, away from Dee?
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    She dates too many other guys
    She goes off to college
    She criticizes him too much.
    She finds out that he is poor
  • Question 16
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    Q. What does Wangero feel on the benches when she runs her hands along them?
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    Rump prints.
    old food
  • Question 17
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    Q. When is the main conflict of the story resolved?
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    Mama takes the quilts from Maggie and gives them to Dee
    The quilt rips and falls to the ground
    Dee steals the quilts and drives off
    Mama takes the quilts from Dee and gives them to Maggie
  • Question 18
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    Q. How does the conflict between Dee and her family intensify?
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    Dee resorts to name calling and says Maggie won't appreciate the quilts the way she would but Mama disagrees with Dee
    Maggie resorts to name calling and say Dee won't appreciate the quilts the way she would but Mama disagrees with Maggie
    Dee's friend takes the quilts and insist that Mama lets Dee keep them
  • Question 19
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    Q. What is the central theme of the story?
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    the importance of going to college and becoming better than everyone else
    Life is too short to live in a poor situation
    the importance of standing up for yourself
    the importance of heritage and culture to an individual's understanding of his or her life and identity.
  • Question 20
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    Q. Which of the following events is presented in a flashback?
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    Maggie learning to quilt
    Mama on the tv show
    The family's house burned down.
    Dee going to college
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