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. How many siblings did Anatole Broyard have?

3. Anais Nin studied psychoanalysis from whom?

4. How late was Anatole to his second psychoanalyst visit in Chapter 7?

5. When was Friedrich Nietzsche born?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How did Anatole pay for his college tuition? How did he feel about attaining a degree?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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