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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Styron, what is a frequent theme in his novels?
(a) Family support.
(b) Death.
(c) Friendships.
(d) Suicide.

2. For Styron, what is the most devastating loss of physical functions?
(a) His sexual drive.
(b) His agility and interest in sports.
(c) His ability to stay awake during the day.
(d) His ability to sleep and lack of dreaming.

3. According to Styron, what is the greatest fallacy about suicide?
(a) The idea that there is one particular cause.
(b) That all depressed people commit suicide.
(c) That suicide is a painless way to go.
(d) That people only have to "buck up."

4. What does he think about art therapy?
(a) Too difficult hard.
(b) A waste of time.
(c) He would rather write than paint or draw.
(d) Skeptical because of the teacher's overly effusive praise, but eventually likes it.

5. Though depression tends to recur, what advantage do sufferers of recurrence have?
(a) They know the best doctors and hospitals to use.
(b) They know it is curable and know how to work through it.
(c) Their family knows what to do for them.
(d) They are already on medicines.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sort of people does Styron say is more prone to depression?

2. What note does Styron want to copy for his goodbye letter?

3. How does Styron respond to the experimental approach?

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

5. Why does Styron consult with Dr. Gold, who he didn't feel could really help him?

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