The Anatomy of Melancholy Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 1, First Partition : Chapter 3, Melancholia Cont..

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Burton describes "______" victims as people who suffer by no wrongdoing of their own.
(a) Fake.
(b) Sympathetic.
(c) Real.
(d) Pathetic.

2. According to Burton, divine justice is a(n) ______ philosophy today.
(a) Contentious.
(b) Ignored.
(c) Irrelevant.
(d) Hyped.

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

4. What is Burton's third step to correcting melancholy?
(a) Taking steps to heal.
(b) Calling one's family.
(c) Going on vacation.
(d) Starting a new relationship.

5. Burton believes actions of idleness and excessive ______ often cause depression.
(a) Study.
(b) Socializing.
(c) Crying.
(d) Shopping.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the target for Burton's book?

2. If one experiences despondency, Burton believes his condition might be ______ related.

3. In Burton's opinion, what is the negative side of large-scale diseases and disasters?

4. Burton regards all magnitudes of melancholy as _______.

5. In Burton's opinion, what is the benefit of large-scale disasters and diseases?

(see the answer key)

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