The Best American Essays Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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)

2.

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)

3.

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!)

4.

Who does Hoagland surprisingly mention dying by a specific way of death in "Heaven and Nature"? (from The Attentive Mind: Mail, A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose, Heaven and Nature)

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What two categories does Steele place himself under 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)

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