An Unquiet Mind Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 always accompanied her descent into depression?

2. What does Jamison decide to reduce at the end of this chapter?

3. What does Jamison say can often often accompany manic depression?

4. What is Jamison sometimes tempted to do?

5. What does Jamison say has made her life bearable?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jamison hope never to have to experience again concerning her manic episodes?

2. What is Jamison's view on the use of slang to describe people with mental illness?

3. Why has Jamison never had children?

4. Why does Jamison prefer the term manic depressive to bi-polar?

5. What question does Jamison pose at the beginning of chapter 14?

6. Why is Jamison encouraged by a presentation at the end of chapter 11?

7. Summarize the book.

8. How does Richard react when Jamison tells him about her mental illness?

9. Describe the letter Jamison received after giving a presentation in chapter 10?

10. What does Jamison say has given her the greatest happiness?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What major events had a profound affect on Jamison's life and how did they change her? What does Jamison still have to learn by the end of the book?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

An Unquiet Mind was written in 1995. Choose one of the following options and discuss how psychiatry's ideas have developed since then.

1) The use of lithium.

2) Bi-polar as a genetically inherited illness.

3) Links between bi-polar and creativity.

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