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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 children's book does Jamison reread?
2. Which of the following words does Jamison use to describe her illness?
3. Which of the following composers does the orchestra not play?
4. What does Jamison claim manic depressive illness is linked with?
5. What sea does Jamison say makes the weather harsh at St. Andrew's?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jamison stop the temptation of reliving her manic episodes?
2. How does Richard react when Jamison tells him about her mental illness?
3. What is Jamison's opinion of using medication to treat depressive disorders?
4. How is the lower dosage of lithium benefiting Jamison in chapter 9?
5. How does Jamison describe her early childhood years?
6. What does Jamison hope never to have to experience again concerning her manic episodes?
7. What is Jamison's view on the use of slang to describe people with mental illness?
8. How does Jamison mood swings affect her at college?
9. Describe the depressive extreme of Jamison's mood disorder.
10. What happens to Jamison as she is walking through a garden campus in chapter 2?
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
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 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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