The Best American Essays Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


What does Fadiman think about electronic mail in "Mail"? (from The Attentive Mind: Mail, A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose, Heaven and Nature)


What example does Conroy give about a person's realization or application to something in "Think About It"? (from The Public Sphere: In Distrust of Movements, Think About It, and Shouting Fire!)


What does Updike say that men think about their bodies? (from The Attentive Mind: Matriculation Fixation, Ali in Havana, and The Disposable Rocket)


What does the interviewee in "Turning Point" do? (from The Attentive Mind: Turning Point, The Stunt Pilot, and Spring)


What does Williams say about deer being overpopulated in "The Killing Game"? (from The Public Sphere: On Being Black and Middle Class, The Killing Game, and The Dramaturgy of Death)

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