The Anatomy of Melancholy Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Book 1, The Anatomy of Melancholy : Chapter 1, The Introductory Material

1. Which answer is not Burton's objective for writing "The Anatomy of Melancholy"?
(a) To gain fame.
(b) To entertain.
(c) To change thought.
(d) To disprove phychologists.

2. What is Burton doing with the work of Democritus?
(a) Undermininging it.
(b) Further developing it.
(c) Glorifying it.
(d) Disproving it.

3. What is the connection of Democritus and Democritus Junior?
(a) Their thoughts on melancholy.
(b) They are brothers.
(c) They are the same person.
(d) They are father and son.

4. Democritus provids the _____ viewpoint of melancholy.
(a) Average.
(b) Best.
(c) Outrageous.
(d) Fictionalized.

5. When are Democritus's thoughts prevalent?
(a) Ancient times.
(b) Today.
(c) The medieval period.
(d) Never.

6. What makes melancholy of special interest to Democritus?
(a) He has a melancholic temperament himself.
(b) It is an undiscussed subject.
(c) He loves the sound of the word.
(d) He wants to help people.

7. "The Anatomy of Melancholy" addresses two conditions: unhappiness and ________.
(a) Passiveness.
(b) Anger.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Clinical depression.

8. The most minor form of melancholy is a tendency towards _______ and sadness.
(a) Anger.
(b) Indifference.
(c) Sickness.
(d) Seriousness.

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