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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. In which city does David die?

2. What country is David Laurie from?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Jamison manage to simplify her life?

4. How does Jamison's disorder affect her home life?

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

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

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

8. What happens to the plane that flies over the school yard in the first chapter?

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

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

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

Look at the structure of the book.

1) Discuss elements of the narrative structure; Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's ideas?

2) Examine the way Jamison uses other people in the story to express her ideas.

Essay Topic 3

How much do you think Jamison changed positive representations of manic depression? What positive impact has Jamison's ideas had on society? Do you think Jamison's ideas have had any negative impacts?

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