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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 is Eros?

2. Who insists Jamison has to stay on lithium?

3. What does Jamison say happens after several years of taking lithium?

4. Who helps Jamison pay off her debts?

5. Which American poet does Jamison reference in this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why has Jamison never had children?

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

4. How does Richard react when Jamison tells him about her mental illness?

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

6. Why does Jamison admire her older brother?

7. What conversation does Jamison recall at the beginning of chapter 11?

8. How does Jamison react to David's death?

9. How does another Englishman sweep Jamison off of her feet in chapter 8?

10. What research is James Watson doing regarding the cause of mental illness?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the following statement. Jamison focuses too much on the internal factors that cause mental illness and not enough on external factors. Using example from both the book and two other sources to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

Examine Jamison's writing style. How would you describe her prose style? What kind of vocabulary does she use? Does she use any specific writing techniques? What meaning does Jamison's style give to her story?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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