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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. How do Jamison and Laurie stay in touch?

2. What feeling is Jamison filled with during a manic episode?

3. Who does David invite to dinner in this chapter?

4. What does Jamison claim manic depressive illness is linked with?

5. Why does Jamison decline Laurie's invitation to go to dinner?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jamison's brother save her life in chapter 5?

2. What is Jamison's sister's views on lithium?

3. What kind of work does Jamison do at the UCLA facility?

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

5. What does Jamison find attractive about David Laurie?

6. How does Jamison prove that manic depression is linked with greater creativity?

7. How does Jamison manage to simplify her life?

8. How does Jamison describe her early childhood years?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss differences between the novel and autobiography formats. What are the main elements of a novel? What are the main elements of an autobiography? What can novelists express that an autobiographer cannot? How can autobiographies keep to the facts while still maintaining a level of entertainment?

Essay Topic 2

Jamison discusses the problems of using such words as bi-polar instead of manic depression. How important is it to have an appropriate name for an illness? What does the word manic depressive mean to you? Could the word bi-polar develop negative connotations in time?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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