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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. At what school is Jamison a psychiatrist?
2. Which of the following does Jamison like about the UCLA?
3. What does Jamison's faculty member believe Jamison to be in the middle of during a party?
4. What is the name of the hospital Jamison visits at 15?
5. Who does Jamison find sitting at her office desk in this chapter?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does David help Jamison get over a depressive episode?
2. How does Jamison's first visit to a psychiatric hospital affect her?
3. What is an example of Jamison's manic behavior?
4. Describe the manic extreme of Jamison's mood disorder.
5. How does the concert in chapter 6 benefit manic depressives?
6. What does Jamison discover in chapter 6 when a bright young lawyer kills himself?
7. What kind of work does Jamison do at the UCLA facility?
8. How does Jamison's brother save her life in chapter 5?
9. How does Jamison manage to simplify her life?
10. What indications are there that there is history of manic depression in Jamison's family?
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
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 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.
This section contains 684 words
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