The Best American Essays Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

What adjectives does Updike describe for males in "The Disposable Rocket"? (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)

3.

What does Frazier recall about his childhood in "A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose"? (from The Attentive Mind: Mail, A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose, Heaven and Nature)

4.

What is Wills considering in his essay, "The Dramaturgy of Death"? (from The Public Sphere: On Being Black and Middle Class, The Killing Game, and The Dramaturgy of Death)

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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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