The Best American Essays Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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

2.

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)

3.

What is Oates reflecting on and comparing in "They All Just Went Away"? (from The Attentive Mind: No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch, The Stone Horse, and They All Just Went Away)

4.

What does Fadiman think about the possibility of a published book of emails in "Mail"? (from The Attentive Mind: Mail, A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose, Heaven and Nature)

5.

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

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