The Best American Essays Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


In Mother Tongue, who always made sense to Tan, even if the speech was grammatically incorrect? (from The Personal Voice: Merced, The Inheritance of Tools, and Mother Tongue)


What decade did blacks find their identity through social classes in "On Being Black and Middle Class"? (from The Public Sphere: On Being Black and Middle Class, The Killing Game, and The Dramaturgy of Death)


Why is Sanders thinking about this particular gift from his father in "The Inheritance of Tools"? (from The Personal Voice: Merced, The Inheritance of Tools, and Mother Tongue)


Whose rights does Hearne compare to that of humans in "What's Wrong With Animal Rights?"? (from The Public Sphere: Who Shot Johnny?, Who We Are, What's Wrong With Animal Rights)


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

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