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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 university does Jamison receive a federal grant to attend?
2. What does Jamison claim manic depressive illness is linked with?
3. What do David and Jamison meet for almost every day?
4. In what country is St. Andrew's located?
5. What is Jamison's brother researching the economic aspects of?
Short Essay Questions
1. What indications are there that there is history of manic depression in Jamison's family?
2. What does Jamison discover in chapter 6 when a bright young lawyer kills himself?
3. What does Jamison find attractive about David Laurie?
4. How does Jamison prove that manic depression is linked with greater creativity?
5. Describe the manic extreme of Jamison's mood disorder.
6. What is an example of Jamison's manic behavior?
7. How is Jamison's image of herself inaccurate?
8. How does Jamison's disorder affect her home life?
9. Why can Jamison not go to a Ivy League school?
10. What kind of work does Jamison do at the UCLA facility?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In 500 words, and using examples from the book, discuss the difference between Jamison's life when she was not in control of her illness to when you did gain control.
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
What events in Jamison's early life influenced her decision to study psychology? How different do the students think Jamison's life would been if she was from a less supportive family?
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