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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. Saul Silverman prefaced telling Anatole about his illness by making him agree to __________.
(a) Take a solemn oath.
(b) Swear on the bible.
(c) A no-fussing pact.
(d) A gentleman's agreement.

2. Virginia Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of what group?
(a) The Order of Wankers.
(b) The Bloomsbury Group.
(c) Friends of the Queen.
(d) The Royal Readers.

3. What was Maya Deren's principle profession?
(a) Novelist.
(b) Filmmaker.
(c) Actress.
(d) Painter.

4. Although Anatole aspired to be an intellectual, when he read a book, he made sure he kept an eye on __________.
(a) The weather.
(b) The real world.
(c) His bag.
(d) The birds.

5. What did Anatole not know about Saul's fighting during World War II?
(a) Why he fought.
(b) What Saul did.
(c) On whose side he fought.
(d) When he fought.

Short Answer Questions

1. Although Anatole admired Delmore's intellectualism and love of the literary, it was almost as though his head was so wrapped up in books that he was unable to accept _____________.

2. What did Anatole go to pick up from an empty apartment in Chapter 12?

3. George Eliot was the pen name for whom?

4. Where did Anatole move to in Chapter 12?

5. When did Ernest Hemingway win the Nobel Prize for Literature?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Anatole explain the undercurrent of his and Sheri's relationship in Chapter 10?

2. Where did Anatole go after leaving Sheri in Chapter 11? How did he feel about the location?

3. What did Saul reveal to Anatole at Prospect Park? On what condition did he speak to him?

4. What scene took place with Dylan Thomas' wife in Chapter 15?

5. What did Anatole question about Sheri's "message" in Chapter 10 when he found her in the middle of the night?

6. What did the upper middle-class girls which Anatole knew grow up reading? How did this impact them romantically?

7. What had happened once Pablito returned in Anatole's story in Chapter 14?

8. What was Anatole's reaction to Caitlin Thomas' advances in Chapter 15?

9. What led to Sheri flying out of a chair in Chapter 11? What did Anatole do?

10. Where did Anatole discover Sheri after leaving class in Chapter 11? What was his reaction?

(see the answer keys)

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