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. What psychoanalyst was recommended to Anatole in Chapter 7?

2. Anais Nin was briefly a patient of what famed psychoanalyst?

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

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

5. Where did Anatole's parents live after he returned from the war?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Sheri explained to Anatole that due to her medical condition she could not do what? How did he assist her?

5. Why did Anatole refrain from attacking Dick in Chapter 3?

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

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

8. Why did Anatole decide to enter psychoanalysis in Chapter 7?

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

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

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

Discuss the life, career and beliefs of Erich Fromm and Gestalt psychology. What were Anatole's experiences studying each? Why did Anatole find Gestalt psychology disappointing?

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