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. Anatole wrote that in New York in the twenties, ethnic differences weren't ignored but were devoid of ______.

2. When was Lady Chatterley's Lover published?

3. Who was dancing alongside Maya Deren in Chapter 15?

4. After Pablito disappeared, his friends sought out the stranger. What did the friends do to him?

5. How long had Anatole been with Sheri when he left her?

Short Essay Questions

1. What story did Anatole relate to Delmore Schwartz in Chapter 14?

2. Who arrived at Anatole's door in Chapter 12? Why?

3. What was Delmore's response to Anatole's story in Chapter 14?

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

5. Where did Anatole discover Sheri in the middle of the night in Chapter 10?

6. What story did Delmore relate to Anatole in Chapter 16? What was Anatole's response?

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

8. What did Anatole stop to pick up at Sheri's apartment in Chapter 12? What did he take with him?

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

10. Where did Anatole discover Sheri after leaving class in Chapter 11? What was his reaction?

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

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 3

Describe Anatole's impressions of the customers who frequented his bookstore. What did Anatole criticize about many customers? How was his appreciation for literature different?

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