Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir Test | Final 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. Along with Truman Capote, Joan Didion, Hunter S. Thompson, John McPhee, and Tom Wolfe, Mailer is considered an innovator of what genre?

2. Anatole related that when Pablito, a ticket taker, would not allow a man in who hadn't paid, the man _________.

3. After how long since Saul told Anatole he was dying was he hospitalized and soon died?

4. What was Maya Deren's birth name?

5. What did Anatole do after Sheri went flailing in the chair in Chapter 11?

Short Essay Questions

1. What led to Sheri flying out of a chair in Chapter 11? What did Anatole do?

2. Why did Anatole close his bookstore in Chapter 11? What did he go on to do?

3. What did Saul reveal to Anatole at Prospect Park? On what condition did he speak to him?

4. Where did Anatole encounter the writer Dylan Thomas and his wife in Chapter 15?

5. How did Anatole explain the undercurrent of his and Sheri's relationship in Chapter 10?

6. What did the upper middle-class girls which Anatole knew grow up reading? How did this impact them romantically?

7. How did Anatole relate the sexual morals of the late 1940s in Chapter 17?

8. What did Anatole not know about his friend Saul?

9. What was Anatole's reaction to Caitlin Thomas' advances in Chapter 15?

10. When did Anatole Broyard die? Who assisted in the completion of the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Anatole's purchase of a bookstore in 1946. Where was Anatole's bookstore located? How much did he pay for it, and where did he get the money?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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