Directions: Respond to each question in complete sentences using academic English. Be sure to answer all parts of the question and use evidence from the text to support your claims. I recommend writing 4-7 sentences per question.
1.In the essay Mother Tongue, Amy Tan describes her mother’s version of English. Describe the way her mother speaks English. How does the narrator perceive her mother’s English? How do others perceive it? Use three examples from the text to support your claims.
2.Paul Theroux’s essay Being a Man explores the author’s understanding of society’s expectations of men. Describe what it means to “be a man,” according to Theroux. Does Theroux accept this definition of manhood? Justify your answer with three examples from the text.
3.Amy Cunningham’s essay Why Women Smile explores the concept that women smile more often than men, and for different reasons. Explain why women smile according to Cunningham, and describe her response to this circumstance. Does Cunningham believe women should smile as much as they do? Justify your response with two examples from the text.
4.Pick any two texts from this quiz and compare/contrast the texts in terms of the authors’ stances and perspectives on the topic. Use two examples per text (four total), and explain whether you agree with one author or the other.