Darkness Visible Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In addition to anxiety, what other characteristic of depression becomes manifest?
(a) Incessant talking.
(b) Argumentative with family and friends.
(c) An inability to be still, constantly moving.
(d) Deep, dark imaginings.

2. Though Styron feels alone, who is always with him?
(a) His psychiatrist.
(b) His friend, Gary.
(c) His wife, Rose.
(d) His children.

3. What does Styron want us to understand about those who commit suicide?
(a) That secrecy and shame are not the right reaction.
(b) That they were weak and couldn't handle pain.
(c) That they were always good writers.
(d) That they had no other way to escape.

4. How does Styron's body feel in the beginning of his depression?
(a) Numb, frail, disjointed, and clumsy.
(b) Energetic, strong, capable, and lively.
(c) Heavy, lethargic, awkward, and bloated.
(d) Manic, hyper, shaky, and strange.

5. What does Styron think of these two people, who were close literary friends?
(a) He thinks they both had depression.
(b) He thinks they should have won the award.
(c) He thinks they should move to America where they would be more recognized.
(d) He doesn't think their writing was very good.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Styron meet Hoffman?

2. Which group of people have more incidence of depression than all others?

3. Which novel character does Styron compare himself with?

4. What bothers Styron so much about not being able to meet Camus?

5. What does Styron say depression is like?

(see the answer key)

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