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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. Virginia Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of what group?
2. Who knocked at Anatole's door in Chapter 12?
3. Tropic of Capricorn was banned in the United States until what year?
4. What made Anatole grow faint in Chapter 10?
5. When was Ernest Hemingway born?
Short Essay Questions
1. Where did Anatole move after leaving his parents' home in Chapter 12? How did he feel about the move?
2. Why did Anatole close his bookstore in Chapter 11? What did he go on to do?
3. What was Anatole's reaction to Caitlin Thomas' advances in Chapter 15?
4. Where did Anatole go after leaving Sheri in Chapter 11? How did he feel about the location?
5. What did the upper middle-class girls which Anatole knew grow up reading? How did this impact them romantically?
6. What did Anatole question about Sheri's "message" in Chapter 10 when he found her in the middle of the night?
7. Where did Anatole discover Sheri in the middle of the night in Chapter 10?
8. What led to Sheri flying out of a chair in Chapter 11? What did Anatole do?
9. What story did Anatole relate to Delmore Schwartz in Chapter 14?
10. Where did Anatole encounter the writer Dylan Thomas and his wife in Chapter 15?
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 Anatole's impressions of the customers who frequented his bookstore. What did Anatole criticize about many customers? How was his appreciation for literature different?
Essay Topic 3
Describe Anatole's friend Dick Gilman. Why did Gilman feel that he was a better match for Sheri? How did Dick react to reading new authors?
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