The Best American Essays Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


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)


What is Hoagland reflecting on in the essay "Heaven and Nature"? (from The Attentive Mind: Mail, A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose, Heaven and Nature)


What adjectives does Updike describe for males in "The Disposable Rocket"? (from The Attentive Mind: Matriculation Fixation, Ali in Havana, and The Disposable Rocket)


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)


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)

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