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. With whom had Anais Nin once lived with in France?

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

3. What kind of store did Anatole purchase in Chapter 4?

4. Anais Nin studied psychoanalysis from whom?

5. When was D.H. Lawrence born?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was speculated about Meyer Schapiro's feelings of modern art? How did he appear to his students?

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

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

4. How old was Anatole Broyard at the opening of the book? From where had he returned? How was the setting described?

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

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

7. How did Anatole meet Anais Nin? How did he describe her?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Describe and discuss the setting of the memoir. What was the atmosphere in Greenwich Village like in 1946? How did Anatole feel arriving home from the war?

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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