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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 did Jamison's mother teach her to do?
2. Which of the following two words does Jamison use to describe her husband?
3. What does lithium force Jamison to give up?
4. How do Jamison and Laurie stay in touch?
5. Which of the following composers does the orchestra not play?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does David react when Jamison tell him about her illness?
2. What does Jamison think of St. Andrews?
3. How does the concert in chapter 6 benefit manic depressives?
4. How does Jamison describe her early childhood years?
5. How does Jamison feel about her disorder?
6. Why does Jamison admire her older brother?
7. What is Jamison's opinion of using medication to treat depressive disorders?
8. Describe the manic extreme of Jamison's mood disorder.
9. How does David help Jamison get over a depressive episode?
10. Why does Jamison start reading children's books?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
How is Jamison's book important in changing people's perceptions of mental illness? How much does it help that she is a well established doctor? Is there a danger that people will connect such illnesses with high achievers?
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