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Question 1: Some professional contemporary writers such as David Sedaris and ________ have specialised in writing amusing essays in the form of memoirs.
Augusten BurroughsRunning with Scissors (memoir)Running with Scissors (film)Brad Pitt

Question 2: Such products may be assisted by professional or amateur genealogists, or by ________.
Tom ClancyCelebrityUnited StatesGhostwriter

Question 3: Examples include ________'s Wild Swans,Heda Margolius Kovaly's Under a Cruel Star and Helen Epstein's Where She Came From.
Cultural RevolutionShanghaiJung ChangMao Zedong

Question 4: In another vein, the rhetor Libanius framed his life memoir as one of his ________, not the public kind, but the literary kind that would be read aloud in the privacy of one's study.
The SpeakerOratorPublic speakingDebate

Question 5: As a literary genre, a memoir (from the French: mémoire from the ________ memoria, meaning "memory", or a reminiscence), forms a subclass of autobiography – although the terms 'memoir' and 'autobiography' are almost interchangeable in modern parlance.
Roman EmpireLatinOld LatinVulgar Latin

Question 6: In the eighteenth century, "scandalous memoirs", allegedly factual but largely invented, were written (mostly anonymously) by prostitutes or libertines: these were widely read in ________ for their vulgar details and gossip.
United KingdomFranceItalyCanada

Question 7: the work of ________ which often has a strong memoir-like content).
My World and Welcome to ItThe New YorkerJames ThurberA Thurber Carnival

Question 8: Humorist ________ put it a little more pithily: "Memoirs means when you put down the good things you ought to have done and leave out the bad ones you did do."
Gloria SwansonRoscoe ArbuckleWill RogersAlla Nazimova
















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