Darkness Visible Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 9 and 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What conclusion can we make for what Styron says about his recovery?
(a) Medicines need to be adjusted correctly.
(b) That is was difficult and required a lot of strength.
(c) That he just needed some more rest.
(d) Writing in his diary helped him recover.

2. What aspect of depression parallels the threshold of pain?
(a) Its pervasiveness.
(b) Its deep intensity.
(c) The inability of the depressed person to absorb pain beyond predictable periods of time.
(d) Its unrelenting nature.

3. As horrible as this hallucination is, what does Styron say about Bergman, who wrote the script?
(a) That he had barely touched on the true horror of a depressed person.
(b) He was a depressed person himself.
(c) He was trying to scare depressed people.
(d) He wanted to show what depression looks like.

4. Styron compares the theories about depression to the theories about what?
(a) Creation.
(b) The world is square/round debate.
(c) Evolution.
(d) Dinosaurs and Black Holes.

5. What drugs does Styron's doctor give him that are NOT recommended for people with depression?
(a) Halcion and Ativan.
(b) Halcion and Ibuprofen.
(c) Prozac and Ativan.
(d) Penicillin and Halcion.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Styron mange to avoid the recommended shock treatment?

2. In what way does Styron's depression come upon him?

3. How does Styron feel about his Connecticut farmhouse?

4. What does Styron call the condition of the person suffering unrelenting depression?

5. How does his diary represent his mental state?

(see the answer key)

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