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

2. Who does Jamison delight in baiting?

3. What is Jamison's brother researching the economic aspects of?

4. What kind of snake does Jamison want to protect herself against?

5. What does Jamison call the chauvinist professor?

Short Essay Questions

1. What reason does Jamison give for connecting manic depressives with creativity?

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

3. How does Jamison feel about her disorder?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What is an example of Jamison's manic behavior?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How important is it to the study of bi-polar or manic depression that the illness is addressed by a sufferer? Can someone who does not suffer from the illness ever truly understand its complexity?

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the people Jamison mentions in the book and discuss how they helped Jamison to recover. Could Jamison have survived without their support?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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