Darkness Visible Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Camus's essay influence Stryon's philosophy of life?
(a) It makes him realize depression could be overcome if the person just cheered himself up.
(b) It makes him realize mankind's responsibility for the larger world.
(c) It makes him realize life is too short.
(d) It makes him realize depression was a personal thing.

2. In Chapter 3, what event causes Styron to more fully explore the relationship between depression and suicide?
(a) His whole family rejected him.
(b) His wife left him.
(c) The suicide of Abbie Hoffman.
(d) Styron sunk deeper into a depressive state.

3. According to Styron, what is between Gaelic and Americana?
(a) Paris museums.
(b) The French bidet.
(c) The restaurant he went to after getting his award.
(d) His memoir.

4. Though Styron admits all professions are susceptible to depression, which profession is the most susceptible?
(a) Doctors.
(b) School teacherrs.
(c) Lawyers.
(d) Artistic types.

5. What Camus novel has a profound impact on Styron?
(a) "Reflections of Life."
(b) "The Long Day."
(c) "Paradise Lost."
(d) "The Stranger."

Short Answer Questions

1. What puzzles Styron about Camus's book, "The Fall"?

2. At what point in one's life does Styron say the seeds of depression are planted?

3. Which group of people does depression never happen to?

4. What does Styron say is the most universal symptom of depression?

5. Why is Styron not worried about the loss?

(see the answer key)

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