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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 members of Jamison's family is the only one she gives a name to?
2. Which of the following scientists are at the medical conference?
3. Who does Jamison say will stop asking her questions if they know she suffers from manic depression?
4. What is Richard's title?
5. What does Jamison fill out an application for?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jamison benefit when her psychiatrist lowers her dosage level?
2. What does life in Oxford teach her?
3. How does Richard react when Jamison tells him about her mental illness?
4. How is the lower dosage of lithium benefiting Jamison in chapter 9?
5. Summarize the book.
6. How does Jamison react to David's death?
7. Why was Jamison reluctant to openly discuss her illness?
8. What does Jamison remember about her mood swings?
9. How does another Englishman sweep Jamison off of her feet in chapter 8?
10. Why is Jamison encouraged by a presentation at the end of chapter 11?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Look at the structure of the book.
1) Discuss elements of the narrative structure; Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's ideas?
2) Examine the way Jamison uses other people in the story to express her ideas.
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