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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 say is part of who she is?
2. What does Jamison recall with longing?
3. What does Jamison want to discuss with the chairmen?
4. What type of flowers does Jamison place at David's grave?
5. What word Jamison used at a presentation made a woman angry?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jamison hope never to have to experience again concerning her manic episodes?
2. Summarize the book.
3. How does the department chairman react when Jamison tells him she suffers from a mental illness?
4. Why is Jamison encouraged by a presentation at the end of chapter 11?
5. Why was Jamison reluctant to openly discuss her illness?
6. How does Jamison cope on her return to Los Angeles?
7. What conversation does Jamison recall at the beginning of chapter 11?
8. What does Jamison say has given her the greatest happiness?
9. What is Jamison wary of avoiding distinguishing the use of slang to describe mental illness in chapter 10?
10. How does Jamison stop the temptation of reliving her manic episodes?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine Jamison's writing style. How would you describe her prose style? What kind of vocabulary does she use? Does she use any specific writing techniques? What meaning does Jamison's style give to her story?
Essay Topic 2
Choose one of the following options and discuss how Jamison's illness affected that particular area in her life.
2) Social life.
3) Intimate relationships.
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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