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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. What does Jamison say takes hours to do when she is depressed?

3. What does Jamison decide is her strongest interest?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way did Jamison's time at college turn out to be a positive experience?

2. Why does Jamison admire her older brother?

3. Why does Jamison start reading children's books?

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

5. How does Jamison describe her early childhood years?

6. How does the concert in chapter 6 benefit manic depressives?

7. How does Jamison's first visit to a psychiatric hospital affect her?

8. What happens to Jamison as she is walking through a garden campus in chapter 2?

9. What does Jamison find attractive about David Laurie?

10. How is Jamison's image of herself inaccurate?

Essay Topics

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

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 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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