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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Jamison like to put in her morning orange juice?
2. Which member of her family does Jamison say she adores?
3. Which of the book's character's says off we go into the wild blue yonder?
4. What does Jamison find it difficult doing when she is on lithium?
5. Who does Jamison find sitting at her office desk in this chapter?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jamison discover in chapter 6 when a bright young lawyer kills himself?
2. How does Jamison's disorder affect her home life?
3. In what way did Jamison's time at college turn out to be a positive experience?
4. What does Jamison find attractive about David Laurie?
5. How does Jamison's brother save her life in chapter 5?
6. What indications are there that there is history of manic depression in Jamison's family?
7. What reason does Jamison give for connecting manic depressives with creativity?
8. Describe the depressive extreme of Jamison's mood disorder.
9. How does Jamison hear about David's death?
10. Why does Jamison start reading children's books?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Identify the main themes of the story. Why do you think these themes are so important to the story? How does Jamison use character and setting to express these themes?
Essay Topic 2
Jamison occasionally examines the positive aspects of her illness. What positives can Jamison take from her illness? Would she have become the successful person she became without the illness?
Essay Topic 3
How important is it to the study of bi-polar or manic depression that the illness is addressed by a sufferer? Can someone who does not suffer from the illness ever truly understand its complexity?
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