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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 does Jamison still grieve for?
2. Who did Jamison want to protect by not talking about her illness?
3. What does Jamison not want to rule out when talking about mental illness?
4. What does Jamison want to discuss with the chairmen?
5. Which of the following poets does Jamison quote?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does another Englishman sweep Jamison off of her feet in chapter 8?
2. What question does Jamison pose at the beginning of chapter 14?
3. Why is Jamison encouraged by a presentation at the end of chapter 11?
4. What is Jamison wary of avoiding distinguishing the use of slang to describe mental illness in chapter 10?
5. What does Jamison remember about her mood swings?
6. How is the lower dosage of lithium benefiting Jamison in chapter 9?
7. What does Jamison say has given her the greatest happiness?
8. Summarize the book.
9. How does Jamison benefit when her psychiatrist lowers her dosage level?
10. Why does Jamison prefer the term manic depressive to bi-polar?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
In 500 words, and using examples from the book, discuss the difference between Jamison's life when she was not in control of her illness to when you did gain control.
Essay Topic 3
Describe how each of the following aided Jamison in her recovery against manic depression.
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