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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 start to take regularly after David's death?
2. What does Jamison recall with longing?
3. What illness does Richard research?
4. What did Jamison think she would feel when she opened up about her illness?
5. What university does Jamison teach at?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jamison hope never to have to experience again concerning her manic episodes?
2. How could revealing her illness affect her personal life?
3. Why does Jamison prefer the term manic depressive to bi-polar?
4. How does Jamison stop the temptation of reliving her manic episodes?
5. What question does Jamison pose at the beginning of chapter 14?
6. What does Jamison say has given her the greatest happiness?
7. What does Jamison miss about her manic episodes
8. What is Jamison's view on the use of slang to describe people with mental illness?
9. How does the department chairman react when Jamison tells him she suffers from a mental illness?
10. What research is James Watson doing regarding the cause of mental illness?
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
Identify the main themes of the story. Why do you think these themes are so important to the story? How does Jamison use character and setting to express these themes?
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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