The Best American Essays Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


What nationality is Tan in the essay "Mother Tongue"? (from The Personal Voice: Merced, The Inheritance of Tools, and Mother Tongue)


Why does Dillard later ride in the airplane in "The Stunt Pilot"? (from The Attentive Mind: Turning Point, The Stunt Pilot, and Spring)


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


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)


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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