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

2. Who helped bring together the book and publication of Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir after Anatole Broyard's death?

3. Who had given Anatole the painting in Chapter 12?

4. Who wrote Lady Chatterley's Lover?

5. What did Anatole go to pick up from an empty apartment in Chapter 12?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How did Anatole describe his friend Saul Silverman in Chapter 13?

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 and discuss the setting of the memoir. What was the atmosphere in Greenwich Village like in 1946? How did Anatole feel arriving home from the war?

Essay Topic 3

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

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