An Unquiet Mind Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 do the students eat in her zoology class?

2. What was Jamison doing when the military jet crashed?

3. Which member of Jamison's family is she particularly grateful to for saving her life?

4. What is a hospital candy striper?

5. What country has David been assigned to?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jamison mood swings affect her at college?

2. Describe the depressive extreme of Jamison's mood disorder.

3. How does Jamison hear about David's death?

4. What reason does Jamison give for not getting on with her sister?

5. Why can Jamison not go to a Ivy League school?

6. What is Jamison's opinion of using medication to treat depressive disorders?

7. What is an example of Jamison's manic behavior?

8. What kind of work does Jamison decide to go into after graduate school?

9. What indications are there that there is history of manic depression in Jamison's family?

10. What does Jamison think of St. Andrews?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

An Unquiet Mind was written in 1995. Choose one of the following options and discuss how psychiatry's ideas have developed since then.

1) The use of lithium.

2) Bi-polar as a genetically inherited illness.

3) Links between bi-polar and creativity.

Essay Topic 2

Write a 500-word essay revolving around one of the following statements:

1) By connecting manic depression to creativity there is a danger Jamison could romanticize the illness.

2) Jamison's recovery from her illness occurred at a time when most people begin to develop emotional maturity.

3) Jamison is often too subjective and fails to address the fact medication may not benefit everybody.

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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