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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 member of Jamison's family is she particularly grateful to for saving her life?

2. What animal does Jamison want to buy?

3. Who does Jamison try and reconcile with in this chapter?

4. What feeling is Jamison filled with during a manic episode?

5. What does Jamison like to write?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Jamison manage to simplify her life?

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

4. How does Jamison describe her early childhood years?

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

6. How does Jamison feel about her disorder?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine manic depressive illness as described in the book.

1) What does Jamison feel during a manic episode?

2) What does Jamison suffer during a depressive episode?

3) Define stable state of mind?

Essay Topic 2

Write a 500-word essay revolving around one of the following statements:

1) By connecting manic depression to creativity there is a danger Jamison could romanticize the illness.

2) Jamison's recovery from her illness occurred at a time when most people begin to develop emotional maturity.

3) Jamison is often too subjective and fails to address the fact medication may not benefit everybody.

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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