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. Where was Meyer Schapiro born?

2. Erich Fromm was associated with what school of thought?

3. After the Spanish artist departed in Chapter 3, an angered Anatole refused Sheri's advances for how long?

4. What was the name of Anatole Broyard's mother?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What story did Delmore relate to Anatole in Chapter 16? What was Anatole's response?

3. How did Anatole feel about Greenwich Village when he first settled in there? How did he describe it?

4. How did the students at the New School respond to Meyer Schapiro in class? Why?

5. What did Sheri do during lovemaking with Anatole in Chapter 8? What was Anatole's reaction?

6. What conversation did Anatole have at the police station in Chapter 12?

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

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

9. How did Anatole describe his friend Saul Silverman in Chapter 13?

10. How did Anatole describe ethnic differences in New York in the 1920s? How did this relate to Saul Silverman?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the artist Sheri Donatti and her relationship with Anatole Broyard. How old was Sheri when they met? How did Anatole describe her appearance and personality?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Anatole's impressions of the customers who frequented his bookstore. What did Anatole criticize about many customers? How was his appreciation for literature different?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the intimate aspects of Anatole and Sheri's relationship. How did Anatole define sexual intimacy for himself? How did Sheri's views of sexuality differ?

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