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. What was Maya Deren's principle profession?

2. What did Anatole open before taking Sheri to bed in Chapter 10?

3. What did Anatole take with him from the empty apartment in Chapter 12?

4. Who reported that Anatole stole a painting in Chapter 12?

5. What did Anatole not know about Saul's fighting during World War II?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What did Anatole question about Sheri's "message" in Chapter 10 when he found her in the middle of the night?

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

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

8. How did Anatole describe ethnic differences in New York in the 1920s? How did this relate to Saul Silverman?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the events in Chapter 10 which led to Anatole's decision to leave Sheri. Why did Anatole perceive Sheri would have wanted to commit suicide? Why did he feel that leaving was the best thing?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Anais Nin, Henry Miller, Carl Jung and Otto Rank. How had Miller and Nin known one another? How did Sheri know Nin?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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