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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 message does the Englishman write in the book?
2. Which of the following word or phrase does Jamison use to describe her manic episodes?
3. What did the woman think that Jamison's choice of words would do to sufferers of mental illness?
4. What is Jamison sometimes tempted to do?
5. Which of the following sometimes triggers a memory of earlier days as a manic depressive?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jamison react to David's death?
2. What is Jamison's view on the use of slang to describe people with mental illness?
3. What does life in Oxford teach her?
4. What is Jamison wary of avoiding distinguishing the use of slang to describe mental illness in chapter 10?
5. Summarize the book.
6. Why does Jamison prefer the term manic depressive to bi-polar?
7. What does Jamison miss about her manic episodes
8. How does Jamison end her memoir?
9. How does Jamison benefit when her psychiatrist lowers her dosage level?
10. What does Jamison say she now accepts about her illness?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine the following statement. Jamison focuses too much on the internal factors that cause mental illness and not enough on external factors. Using example from both the book and two other sources to support your argument.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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