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)

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

3.

What does Hearne say is ignored in this philosophy in "What's Wrong With Animal Rights?"? (from The Public Sphere: Who Shot Johnny?, Who We Are, What's Wrong With Animal Rights)

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What does Updike say that men think about their bodies? (from The Attentive Mind: Matriculation Fixation, Ali in Havana, and The Disposable Rocket)

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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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