Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir Test | Final Test - Easy

Anatole Broyard
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who had given Anatole the painting in Chapter 12?
(a) Eleanora Derenkowsky.
(b) Detective Scanlon.
(c) Saul Silverman.
(d) Sheri.

2. What did Anatole close as it reminded him too much of Sheri in Chapter 11?
(a) His heart.
(b) His bookstore.
(c) His bank account.
(d) His bakery.

3. Who knocked at Anatole's door in Chapter 12?
(a) A police detective.
(b) Doug Hall.
(c) His mother.
(d) Sheri.

4. What did Anatole fear his father would see when Sheri went flailing in the chair in Chapter 11?
(a) Her jewelry.
(b) Her socks.
(c) Her lack of underwear.
(d) That she wore a wig.

5. From where had Maya Deren just returned in Chapter 15?
(a) Haiti.
(b) Cuba.
(c) British Virgin Islands.
(d) Jamaica.

6. What did Anatole know at the end of Chapter 10?
(a) It was time to leave Sheri.
(b) Freud was right.
(c) Who he was.
(d) There was a God.

7. Which tavern did the writer Dylan Thomas frequently visit to drink?
(a) The White Widow Tavern.
(b) The White Horse Tavern.
(c) Puck Fair Tavern.
(d) The Black Horse Tavern.

8. Where was Dylan Thomas born?
(a) Wales.
(b) Italy.
(c) Spain.
(d) Turkey.

9. What was Anatole's religion in childhood?
(a) Judaism.
(b) Buddhism.
(c) Catholicism.
(d) Mormonism.

10. Along with Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Hunter S. Thompson, John McPhee, and Tom Wolfe, Mailer is considered an innovator of what genre?
(a) Fictitious nonfiction.
(b) Creative nonfiction.
(c) Ironic fairytales.
(d) Action fiction.

11. When Anatole had asked Sheri what a painting meant to her after she finished it, she told him that he'd never be a man until he could live without ___________.
(a) Sin.
(b) Regrets.
(c) Pride.
(d) Explanations.

12. When did Ernest Hemingway win the Nobel Prize for Literature?
(a) 1964.
(b) 1954.
(c) 1949.
(d) 1944.

13. Where did Saul tell Anatole he was dying?
(a) Prospect Park.
(b) His house.
(c) A church.
(d) The hospital.

14. What friend of Anatole's was described as a great talker in Chapter 13?
(a) Eleanora Derenkowsky.
(b) Milton Klonsky.
(c) Saul Silverman.
(d) Detective Scanlon.

15. Where did Anatole move to immediately after leaving Sheri in Chapter 11?
(a) Hartford.
(b) Brooklyn.
(c) Boston.
(d) Philadelphia.

Short Answer Questions

1. Anatole's mother slowed her speech when speaking with Sheri because she thought ______________.

2. Who was dancing alongside Maya Deren in Chapter 15?

3. What friend asked Anatole to collaborate on a magazine piece on jazz music in Chapter 11?

4. Who helped bring together the book and publication of Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir after Anatole Broyard's death?

5. When was Tropic of Capricorn first published?

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