Darkness Visible Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Levi's friends and admirers react to his suicide?
(a) They were devastated and grieved over it.
(b) They tried to ignore him and his work after that.
(c) They didn't believe it.
(d) They were mystified and believed him to be weak.

2. Why is it hard for Styron to recognize depression in his friend, Gary?
(a) Because he didn't know what depression looked like.
(b) Because Gary was so good at hiding his feelings.
(c) Because he rarely talked to Gary.
(d) Because Gary always had a melancholy typical of Europeans.

3. Who is the doctor from Johns Hopkins who gave the name depression to the disease?
(a) Dr. Gold.
(b) Dr. Adolf Meier.
(c) An unnamed psychiatrist.
(d) Dr. Adkins.

4. What happens to Styron's writing as he descends into depression?
(a) His writing doesn't make sense.
(b) It eventually becomes non-existent.
(c) He begins to write much faster and more productively.
(d) He gets published much easier.

5. What puzzles Styron about Camus's book, "The Fall"?
(a) It was a good narrative of what a depressed person experiences.
(b) It was written so brilliantly though Camus was depressed.
(c) That the lawyer/narrator would want to kill himself.
(d) The title didn't fit the story.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sir Walter Scott and the Brontes linked what two illnesses interchangeably?

2. What happens before Styron meets with Camus?

3. What philosophical question does Gary present as central to all philosophy; a question that confuses Styron until years later when he suffers his depression?

4. What is the term Styron uses to better describe what is happening to a person with depression?

5. Where did Styron meet Hoffman?

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