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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. In which city does David die?

3. Who does Jamison try and reconcile with in this chapter?

4. Which member of her family does Jamison say she adores?

5. Which European city does Jamison's brother call her from?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jamison admire her older brother?

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

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

4. How does David react when Jamison tell him about her illness?

5. What does Jamison think of St. Andrews?

6. How does David help Jamison get over a depressive episode?

7. How does Jamison manage to simplify her life?

8. What does Jamison find attractive about David Laurie?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine manic depressive illness as described in the book.

1) What does Jamison feel during a manic episode?

2) What does Jamison suffer during a depressive episode?

3) Define stable state of mind?

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

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?

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