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. Karen Horney was often classified as __________.

2. What is the official name of the G.I. Bill?

3. Karen Horney became enraged when a student in her class asked her about ___________.

4. How many siblings did Anatole Broyard have?

5. After learning of Sheri's medical condition, what did Anatole often do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How was Anatole humiliated when Anais Nin offered him a wine bottle to open?

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

8. What did Sheri reveal to Anatole about her medical condition in Chapter 5? What was his response?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Anatole's friend Dick Gilman. Why did Gilman feel that he was a better match for Sheri? How did Dick react to reading new authors?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Anatole's decision to seek psychoanalysis in the narrative. How common was psychoanalysis in New York during this period? To what school of thought did Schachtel ascribe?

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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