This is a good activity to do with students before reading Their Eyes Were Watching God or within the first couple of chapters. Students often distrust this text or become frustrated with it because of the heavy dialect. This lesson helps them realize that we all speak with accents and dialects. It also serves as frontloading to the first two chapters because they will recognize and understand these quotes once we get to them.
First they fill out the survey alone or with a partner and then we have an all-class discussion. Then we do the "translations" either in small groups or all-class. It's fun to strip down the first part to only dennotative meaning and then encourage them to do the second rewrite with their modern slang.
As a follow up to this worksheet or to help them understand the difference between accent and dialect, you could share one of the many quiz links on line that ask help you identify your regional dialect.