Kafka's A Hunger Artist: Summary & Analysis


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In ''A Hunger Artist'', the faster is under the guidance of an impresario. What is an impresario?

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1. In ''A Hunger Artist'', what was the limitation of the hunger artist's fast?

2. In ''A Hunger Artist'', what was the hunger artist's cage replaced with after he died?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

A Hunger Artist is a short story written by Franz Kafka that depicts the plight of a misunderstood artist. On this quiz, you will be asked to identify the most important details about the story as well as key vocabulary terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Nature of the artist's work
  • The way the public perceived him
  • Who or what replaced the artist

Skills Practiced

With this quiz and worksheet, you will use these skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as impresario and asceticism
  • Making connections - understand how the short story presented artists as often misunderstood and isolated
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions about details within the story

Additional Learning

To study more about A Hunger Artist, check out the supplementary lesson about the Synopsis of A Hunger Artist. Topics that are covered include:

  • The role of the impresario in the story
  • Examples of allegory
  • Looking at how the artist exemplifies asceticism