The Best American Essays Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Williams think of the hunters reasoning to hunt in "The Killing Game"?
(a) It's a valid point, but she loves animals too much.
(b) It's an excuse to bring animals to near extinction.
(c) She wants to go hunting with some of her friends next time.
(d) It's an excuse to leave their wives or girlfriends for the day.

2. What is Williams discussing in her essay, "The Killing Game"?
(a) Hunting verses gaming.
(b) She is an activist for animal rights.
(c) She denounces the cruelty of modern hunting.
(d) How America is suffering from Global Warming.

3. Who does Queenan mention being successful in "Matriculation Fixation"?
(a) Finance majors.
(b) Attendees of middling universities.
(c) Himself.
(d) Attendees of top-tier schools.

4. What does Wills NOT mention as a way of using the death penalty in "The Dramaturgy of Death"?
(a) Lynching.
(b) Burning at the stake.
(c) Quartering.
(d) Drawing.

5. Who is William O. Douglas to Conroy in "Think About It"?
(a) His mentor.
(b) His boss.
(c) A Supreme Court Justice and a friend.
(d) His father figure.

6. What does Dickerson think Johnny's assailant is doing in "Who Shot Johnny?"
(a) Bringing down all the kids in the neighborhood.
(b) Being ignorant to people who love him.
(c) Bringing down the house.
(d) Bringing down the entire black community.

7. What ethical system is Singer addressing in "The Singer Solution to World Poverty"?
(a) Transcendentalism.
(b) Pragmatic.
(c) Progressive.
(d) Utilitarianism .

8. How is Kincaid different from most other Antiguans in "On Seeing England for the First Time"?
(a) She had an English accent.
(b) She hated England unlike others.
(c) She was not tan like other Antiguans.
(d) She loved England unlike others.

9. Who was brutally murdered in 1955 in "Exquisite Corpse"?
(a) Emmett Till .
(b) Tim White .
(c) Eli Whitney.
(d) Emmit Smith.

10. Who does Talese accompany to Cuba in "Ali in Havana"?
(a) Fidel Castro.
(b) George Clooney .
(c) Mike Tyson .
(d) Muhummed Ali.

11. What American obsession does Queenan discuss in "Matriculation Fixation"?
(a) Money.
(b) The status of a top-tier university.
(c) Health care.
(d) Going green.

12. What is Steele considering in the essay "On Being Black and Middle Class"?
(a) That he is the victim and victimizer.
(b) The tension between two of the largest components of his identity.
(c) What he will have for dinner.
(d) The way blacks are treated.

13. What does Singer say about the money would be spent on, that is not given to helping the poor in "The Singer Solution to World Poverty"?
(a) A new car or expensive clothes.
(b) A trip to Europe.
(c) A new nose job.
(d) A new house.

14. What kind of art is the Quechan horse in "The Stone Horse"?
(a) Impressionist.
(b) Watercolors.
(c) Intaglio.
(d) Self portrait.

15. What are the neighbors names that Oates mentions in "They All Just Went Away"?
(a) The Waters.
(b) The Weems.
(c) The Weidels.
(d) The Weaks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What small facet does Berry NOT mention "In Distrust of Movements"?

2. Who admired Castro, according to Talese in "Ali in Havana"?

3. Who was Castro despised by, according to Talese in "Ali in Havana"?

4. What magazine is mentioned having a cartoon that is equivalent to shouting fire in "Shouting Fire!"?

5. What is prohibited in the first amendment?

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