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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 is Jamison sometimes tempted to do?
2. What did James Watson discover?
3. What does Jamison study in Oxford?
4. What is the nationality of the man Jamison meets at a dinner party?
5. What word Jamison used at a presentation made a woman angry?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jamison remember about her mood swings?
2. How does Jamison end her memoir?
3. What conversation does Jamison recall at the beginning of chapter 11?
4. Why does Jamison prefer the term manic depressive to bi-polar?
5. Why has Jamison never had children?
6. How does another Englishman sweep Jamison off of her feet in chapter 8?
7. How does Jamison cope on her return to Los Angeles?
8. What does Jamison hope never to have to experience again concerning her manic episodes?
9. How could revealing her illness affect her personal life?
10. How does Richard react when Jamison tells him about her mental illness?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
Write a 500-word essay revolving around one of the following statements:
1) By connecting manic depression to creativity there is a danger Jamison could romanticize the illness.
2) Jamison's recovery from her illness occurred at a time when most people begin to develop emotional maturity.
3) Jamison is often too subjective and fails to address the fact medication may not benefit everybody.
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