The Best American Essays Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

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

2.

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)

3.

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

4.

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)

5.

What does Williams say about deer being overpopulated in "The Killing Game"? (from The Public Sphere: On Being Black and Middle Class, The Killing Game, and The Dramaturgy of Death)

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