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Anatole Broyard
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Sheri do while making love to Anatole in Chapter 8?
(a) Screamed.
(b) Bit him.
(c) Cried.
(d) Slapped him.

2. Where did Anatole's parents live after he returned from the war?
(a) Brooklyn.
(b) Manhattan.
(c) The Bronx.
(d) Queens.

3. How many siblings did Anatole Broyard have?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) None.
(d) One.

4. Karen Horney became enraged when a student in her class asked her about ___________.
(a) Oedipus complex.
(b) Sigmund Freud.
(c) Penis envy.
(d) Pavlov's dogs.

5. Books kept the lives of Anatole and his contemporaries from being totally overwhelmed by ___________.
(a) Drugs.
(b) The government.
(c) Rock and roll.
(d) Sex.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term refers to the advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods?

2. What was Anatole unable to open in Chapter 5?

3. What did Meyer Shapiro talk more often to than his students?

4. Who leased a room to Anatole Broyard after he returned from the war?

5. Who visited Sheri and Anatole one night and explained that Anatole was completely wrong for Sheri and that he was the right man for her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What caused Karen Horney to become enraged during a lecture in Chapter 2? What did this make Anatole later realize?

2. What was the New School of Social Research known as during the Post WWII era? Why?

3. What did Anatole feel he inherited himself from the works of great literary authors?

4. How did Anatole feel going into a modern art class with Meyer Schapiro?

5. Under whom did Anatole study Gestalt psychology and Freudian revisionism at the New School? What were these teachers like?

6. Under what famed psychologist did Anatole study at the New School? How did students feel about this instructor?

7. What unsettled Anatole about Sheri when he first moved in? How did the couple get along?

8. Describe the apartment which Anatole rented from Sheri. What was Sheri's apartment like?

9. What fields of specialization is the New School renown for?

10. Whom did Anatole seek a recommendation from for a psychoanalyst in Chapter 7? Who was recommended to him?

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