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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 did Jamison think she would feel when she opened up about her illness?
2. Which of the following members of Jamison's family is the only one she gives a name to?
3. What does Jamison say she is grateful for?
4. What word Jamison used at a presentation made a woman angry?
5. What does Jamison not want to rule out when talking about mental illness?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jamison benefit when her psychiatrist lowers her dosage level?
2. What does Jamison say she now accepts about her illness?
3. Why is Jamison drawn to Wyatt?
4. How could revealing her illness affect her personal life?
5. How does Jamison end her memoir?
6. What does Jamison remember about her mood swings?
7. What conversation does Jamison recall at the beginning of chapter 11?
8. How does Jamison cope on her return to Los Angeles?
9. What does Jamison miss about her manic episodes
10. What is Jamison wary of avoiding distinguishing the use of slang to describe mental illness in chapter 10?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
Describe how each of the following aided Jamison in her recovery against manic depression.
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