The Best American Essays Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Who admired Castro, according to Talese in "Ali in Havana"? (from The Attentive Mind: Matriculation Fixation, Ali in Havana, and The Disposable Rocket)


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)


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 Frazier recall about his childhood in "A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose"? (from The Attentive Mind: Mail, A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose, Heaven and Nature)


What ethical system is Singer addressing in "The Singer Solution to World Poverty"? (from The Public Sphere: On Seeing England for the First Time, Exquisite Corpse, The Singer Solution to World Poverty)

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