The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression Test | Final Test - Hard

Andrew Solomon
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Richard J. Davidson's work, how often does he take photos of the brain?

2. What does Representative Roukema's spouse do for a living?

3. How many major factors influence ideas surrounding depression?

4. What percent of Americans fall below the poverty line?

5. Freud says melancholic people have a keener eye for what?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How might depression have served a purpose in pre-human times? Cite three theories that evolutionists have come up with in regards to depression. What does Solomon make of these theories? Do these theories sound likely?

Essay Topic 2

What is Maggie's role in the book? How does Solomon use her as an example? What might he admire about her? Why is her religious faith important?

Essay Topic 3

How does Solomon feel about his own depression? What kind of person has he become as a result of being depressed? How does Solomon feel about life as a result of his depression?

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