An Unquiet Mind Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 of the following poets does Jamison quote?

2. What would there not be enough of if psychiatric issues stopped people from getting clinical privileges?

3. Which of the following scientists are at the medical conference?

4. Where does Jamison say most scientists now believe manic depressive illness comes from?

5. Why does Jamison prefer the term manic depressive illness?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jamison react to David's death?

2. Why is Jamison encouraged by a presentation at the end of chapter 11?

3. How does Jamison end her memoir?

4. How does another Englishman sweep Jamison off of her feet in chapter 8?

5. Describe the letter Jamison received after giving a presentation in chapter 10?

6. What does life in Oxford teach her?

7. Why has Jamison never had children?

8. What question does Jamison pose at the beginning of chapter 14?

9. What does Jamison remember about her mood swings?

10. Why was Jamison reluctant to openly discuss her illness?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

An Unquiet Mind was written in 1995. Choose one of the following options and discuss how psychiatry's ideas have developed since then.

1) The use of lithium.

2) Bi-polar as a genetically inherited illness.

3) Links between bi-polar and creativity.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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