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

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) Woodrow Wilson.
(c) George Bush.
(d) Richard Nixon.

2. What is Hodgman testing in her essay "No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch"?
(a) Different tanning lotions.
(b) Dried oats.
(c) Cat food.
(d) Dog food.

3. What does Talese say about Ali in "Ali in Havana"?
(a) He was a loud, argumentative man.
(b) He was a drunk, but a good boxer.
(c) He was hot headed.
(d) He was a soft spoken man and usually only spoke to those close to him.

4. Who outlined the exception to the first amendment in "Shouting Fire!"?
(a) Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas.
(b) Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.
(c) John Adams.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

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

6. What does Updike say that men think about their bodies?
(a) It is very hard.
(b) It is very masculine.
(c) It is an art form.
(d) It is very forgettable.

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

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

9. What common element does Wills mention having with the penalty in "The Dramaturgy of Death"?
(a) Those who receive it, committed the same crime.
(b) Redressing a grievance.
(c) Crime matches the punishment.
(d) Inhumane treatment.

10. What adjective would NOT be best used to describe a utilitarian person in "The Singer Solution to World Poverty"?
(a) Selfish.
(b) Happy.
(c) Giving.
(d) Selfless.

11. What issue is Berry criticizing in "In Distrust of Movements"?
(a) The way we eat.
(b) The way we recycle.
(c) The way people drive.
(d) The way American's see environmental problems.

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

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

14. What decade did blacks find their identity through social classes in "On Being Black and Middle Class"?
(a) The 70's.
(b) The 90's.
(c) The 60's.
(d) The 80's.

15. What two categories does Steele place himself under in "On Being Black and Middle Class"?
(a) He is white and middle class.
(b) He is black and upper class.
(c) He is white and upper class.
(d) He is black and middle class.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Johnny do to be attacked in "Who Shot Johnny?"?

2. What is prohibited in the first amendment?

3. What does Williams say about deer being overpopulated in "The Killing Game"?

4. What does Hodgman say is the best tasting, though still slightly bothered by its texture in "No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch"?

5. What is the goal of utilitarianism according to Singer in "The Singer Solution to World Poverty"?

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