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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. Which of the following two words does Jamison use to describe her husband?

2. What animal does Jamison want to buy?

3. What university did Jamison want to go to?

4. Who does Jamison find sitting at her office desk in this chapter?

5. Who does Jamison inherit her manic depression from?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jamison discover in chapter 6 when a bright young lawyer kills himself?

2. What reason does Jamison give for not getting on with her sister?

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

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

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

6. Why can Jamison not go to a Ivy League school?

7. Describe the manic extreme of Jamison's mood disorder.

8. What happens to Jamison as she is walking through a garden campus in chapter 2?

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

10. How does Jamison manage to simplify her life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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