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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 doubt she can remember to conduct?
2. Who does Jamison say will stop asking her questions if they know she suffers from manic depression?
3. Where is Richard the chief of neuropsychiatry?
4. What would there not be enough of if psychiatric issues stopped people from getting clinical privileges?
5. Who does Jamison invite to lunch?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Jamison prefer the term manic depressive to bi-polar?
2. What research is James Watson doing regarding the cause of mental illness?
3. How does another Englishman sweep Jamison off of her feet in chapter 8?
4. What is Jamison wary of avoiding distinguishing the use of slang to describe mental illness in chapter 10?
5. Why was Jamison reluctant to openly discuss her illness?
6. How does Jamison react to David's death?
7. How does Jamison end her memoir?
8. Why has Jamison never had children?
9. Summarize the book.
10. What does Jamison remember about her mood swings?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
How is Jamison's book important in changing people's perceptions of mental illness? How much does it help that she is a well established doctor? Is there a danger that people will connect such illnesses with high achievers?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss differences between the novel and autobiography formats. What are the main elements of a novel? What are the main elements of an autobiography? What can novelists express that an autobiographer cannot? How can autobiographies keep to the facts while still maintaining a level of entertainment?
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