The Best American Essays Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


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!)


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


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 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)


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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