Darkness Visible Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 6 and 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What effect does Styron's op-ed piece have on the general public?
(a) Many felt he was justified in feeling depressed.
(b) Many felt he didn't deserve the del Duco award.
(c) Many people thought Styron was weak.
(d) Many suffering from depression were suddenly willing to come forward and admit it.

2. What pressing question does Styron have about the course of depression?
(a) What medicines are effective?
(b) Why would a person who has everything still be depressed?
(c) Why do some who suffered commit suicide while others don't?
(d) Why doesn't the person just cheer up and get over it?

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

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

5. Styron dates the onset of his deep depression to what event?
(a) The death of several of his friends.
(b) His inability to drink alcohol.
(c) His chilren all leaving home.
(d) His wife's leaving him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the depression and sense of hopelessness cause Styron to do?

2. According to Styron, what is the greatest fallacy about suicide?

3. What does Styron believe about a depressed colleague's decision to ride with a reckless driver?

4. What did alcohol do for Styron that he considered positive?

5. What is the third stage of psychological development in depression?

(see the answer key)

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