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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. Who poses the question to Jamison at the start of the chapter?
2. What question does Jamison pose at the beginning of the chapter?
3. How does Jamison describe Richard?
4. What did one psychiatrist tell Jamison never to have?
5. What does Jamison study in Oxford?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jamison say has given her the greatest happiness?
2. What is Jamison wary of avoiding distinguishing the use of slang to describe mental illness in chapter 10?
3. How does the department chairman react when Jamison tells him she suffers from a mental illness?
4. What does Jamison remember about her mood swings?
5. What research is James Watson doing regarding the cause of mental illness?
6. What does Jamison hope never to have to experience again concerning her manic episodes?
7. Why was Jamison reluctant to openly discuss her illness?
8. What does life in Oxford teach her?
9. Why has Jamison never had children?
10. What conversation does Jamison recall at the beginning of chapter 11?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
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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