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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 drug does Jamison compare the addictiveness of her manic states to?
2. What does Jamison say has made her life bearable?
3. What does Jamison not think is such a good idea?
4. Who does Jamison invite to lunch?
5. What does Jamison say emotional stability is a sign of?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jamison say she now accepts about her illness?
2. What does Jamison say has given her the greatest happiness?
3. Describe the letter Jamison received after giving a presentation in chapter 10?
4. Why has Jamison never had children?
5. Why was Jamison reluctant to openly discuss her illness?
6. What does Jamison miss about her manic episodes
7. How does Jamison stop the temptation of reliving her manic episodes?
8. How does the department chairman react when Jamison tells him she suffers from a mental illness?
9. What does life in Oxford teach her?
10. What is Jamison wary of avoiding distinguishing the use of slang to describe mental illness in chapter 10?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What events in Jamison's early life influenced her decision to study psychology? How different do the students think Jamison's life would been if she was from a less supportive family?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Choose one of the people Jamison mentions in the book and discuss how they helped Jamison to recover. Could Jamison have survived without their support?
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