Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Anatole Broyard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Meyer Shapiro's book entitled Vincent van Gogh published?

2. Where was Erich Fromm born?

3. What class did Meyer Schapiro teach at the New School?

4. On his third visit to the psychoanalyst in Chapter 7, what did Anatole attempt to take back?

5. What did Sheri not approve of from Anatole?

Short Essay Questions

1. What led Anatole to suspect Dick Gilman had been reading Nietzsche in Chapter 3?

2. What did Anatole purchase in Chapter 4? How did he have money for the purchase?

3. How did Anatole describe 1946 in terms of people's relationship to literature?

4. How many sessions did Anatole have with a psychoanalyst in Chapter 7? What progress was made?

5. Who later presented the same argument as Dick Gilman in Chapter 3? What was Anatole's reaction?

6. What put off Anatole about some of his customers at the bookstore?

7. What explanation did Sheri offer for the state of Anatole's apartment? What did he discover about their living arrangement?

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

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

10. What did Dick Gilman present to Anatole and Sheri one night in Chapter 3? How was Dick described?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the artist Nemiceio Zanarte and his relationship to Sheri and Anatole in the narrative. Why did Zanarte present a case for Anatole to give Sheri her freedom?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the early childhood of Anatole Broyard and his family history. Where was Broyard born? When did his family move to Brooklyn and why? How did Anatole feel about Greenwich Village?

Essay Topic 3

How had Anatole's experiences in the military changed him? In what ways did Anatole "hide" his African American heritage? Why?

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