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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 still grieve for?
2. What does Jamison credit with stabilizing her moods?
3. Who does Jamison say will stop asking her questions if they know she suffers from manic depression?
4. What is the name of the man Jamison meets in this chapter?
5. Why does Jamison not have children?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jamison cope on her return to Los Angeles?
2. What is Jamison wary of avoiding distinguishing the use of slang to describe mental illness in chapter 10?
3. Why does Jamison prefer the term manic depressive to bi-polar?
4. How is the lower dosage of lithium benefiting Jamison in chapter 9?
5. How could revealing her illness affect her personal life?
6. What conversation does Jamison recall at the beginning of chapter 11?
7. How does Jamison react to David's death?
8. Why is Jamison drawn to Wyatt?
9. What is Jamison's view on the use of slang to describe people with mental illness?
10. What does Jamison miss about her manic episodes
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss differences between the novel and autobiography formats. What are the main elements of a novel? What are the main elements of an autobiography? What can novelists express that an autobiographer cannot? How can autobiographies keep to the facts while still maintaining a level of entertainment?
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
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?
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