The Best American Essays Quiz

This Study Guide consists of approximately 32 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Best American Essays.

The Best American Essays Quiz

This Study Guide consists of approximately 32 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Best American Essays.

Take our free The Best American Essays quiz below, with 25 multiple choice questions that help you test your knowledge. Determine which chapters, themes and styles you already know and what you need to study for your upcoming essay, midterm, or final exam. Take the free quiz now!

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

What decade did blacks find their identity through social classes 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)

2.

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!)

3.

What is Oates reflecting on and comparing in "They All Just Went Away"? (from The Attentive Mind: No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch, The Stone Horse, and They All Just Went Away)

4.

In Mother Tongue, who always made sense to Tan, even if the speech was grammatically incorrect? (from The Personal Voice: Merced, The Inheritance of Tools, and Mother Tongue)

5.

What does Fadiman think about electronic mail in "Mail"? (from The Attentive Mind: Mail, A Lovely Sort of Lower Purpose, Heaven and Nature)

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