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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 question at the beginning of the chapter?
2. Which of the following poets does Jamison quote?
3. What can her mania lead to?
4. What illness does Richard research?
5. What message does the Englishman write in the book?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jamison say she now accepts about her illness?
2. What does life in Oxford teach her?
3. What does Jamison say has given her the greatest happiness?
4. Describe the letter Jamison received after giving a presentation in chapter 10?
5. How does Jamison cope on her return to Los Angeles?
6. Why is Jamison drawn to Wyatt?
7. How is the lower dosage of lithium benefiting Jamison in chapter 9?
8. Why is Jamison encouraged by a presentation at the end of chapter 11?
9. Why was Jamison reluctant to openly discuss her illness?
10. What research is James Watson doing regarding the cause of mental illness?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe how each of the following aided Jamison in her recovery against manic depression.
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
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?
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