The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 50:

1.

What did Mencken call his collection of writings? (from Chapter 5, The American Scene-Page 479-585)

2.

What is Richard Selzer's profession, beyond writing? (from Chapter 5, The American Scene: Page 586-770)

3.

What is Cowley's message in his essay "Of Greatness"? (from Chapter 3, The Rise of the English Essay- Page 113-211)

4.

What is a typical Virginia Woolf focus in her essays? (from Chapter 3, The Rise of the English Essay-Page 212-302)

5.

Who is Hsun addressing in his essay "Death?" (from Chapter 4, Other Cultures, Other Continents)

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