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 Anatole Broyard born?

2. How many sessions did Anatole have with the psychoanalyst in Chapter 7?

3. On his third visit to the psychoanalyst in Chapter 7, Anatole offered that although he'd been transfigured by love, it hadn't lived up to _________.

4. Karen Horney was often classified as __________.

5. Where was Kafka born?

Short Essay Questions

1. Under what famed psychologist did Anatole study at the New School? How did students feel about this instructor?

2. Whom did Anatole seek a recommendation from for a psychoanalyst in Chapter 7? Who was recommended to him?

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

4. How was Sheri described in the narrative? What was her appearance like?

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

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

7. Under whom did Anatole study Gestalt psychology and Freudian revisionism at the New School? What were these teachers like?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Describe the life, career, and relationships of Sheri Martinelli. By what other names was Sheri written in other works?

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