The Best American Essays Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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

2.

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)

3.

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)

4.

Why would people not take Tan's mother seriously in "Mother Tongue"? (from The Personal Voice: Merced, The Inheritance of Tools, and Mother Tongue)

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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!)

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