The Best American Essays Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Public Sphere: Who Shot Johnny?, Who We Are, What's Wrong With Animal Rights.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who wanted to permanently involve America in foreign affairs with the League of Nations in "Who Are We"?
(a) FDR .
(b) Richard Nixon.
(c) Woodrow Wilson.
(d) George Bush.

2. From "The Blue Machinery," where does Komunyakaa work during a summer job?
(a) A mechanic shop.
(b) Subway.
(c) A shoe store.
(d) An electronics factory.

3. Who does Hoagland surprisingly mention dying by a specific way of death in "Heaven and Nature"?
(a) Rich people.
(b) Poor people.
(c) Obese people.
(d) Depressed people.

4. Why is Sanders thinking about this particular gift from his father in "The Inheritance of Tools"?
(a) His father died.
(b) He wants to build a new shed for his tools.
(c) He wants to teach his son how to use them.
(d) He has a new carpentry job.

5. Which female wants to define herself by what she did and how she treated others from the essay "Hair"?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Aldrich's older sister.
(c) Aldrich.
(d) Her youngest sister.

Short Answer Questions

1. What complicated process is Conroy discussing in "Think About It"?

2. What type of experience does Lopez have when he examines the stone horse in "The Stone Horse"?

3. Pertaining to "Mirrorings," where do Lucy Grealy's doctors find a tumor?

4. Where does Gates go when he leaves America?

5. What was the verdict of the wet food in "No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch"?

(see the answer key)

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