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. Lady Chatterley's Lover was banned from being openly published in Great Britain until what year?

2. What was Anatole's religion in childhood?

3. Who wrote Tropic of Capricorn?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How were Anatole's and Sheri's experiences of sex described in Chapter 10?

2. Where did Anatole move after leaving his parents' home in Chapter 12? How did he feel about the move?

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

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

5. What conversation did Anatole have at the police station in Chapter 12?

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

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

8. What had happened once Pablito returned in Anatole's story in Chapter 14?

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

10. How did Anatole meet Delmore Schwartz? How did he describe him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What is the meaning of the title of the book? What was Broyard's association with Franz Kafka?

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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