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Patty Duke
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who writes, "For every Hemingway, there are thousands of manic-depressives whose lives are ruined"?
(a) Dr. Susan McAnderson.
(b) Dr. Kay Redenfield.
(c) Dr. Seymore Johnson.
(d) Dr. Anthony Rothschild.

2. Who adapted the screenplay for the television docudrama on Patty's life?
(a) Michelle Anderson.
(b) John McGreavey.
(c) Norah Ephron.
(d) John Steiner.

3. Neuroleptic drugs are traditionally used to treat the symptoms of what?
(a) Schizophrenia.
(b) Multiple Personality Disorder.
(c) Depression.
(d) Epilepsy.

4. Who is the mother of Ellen, who in high school developed manic depression?
(a) Sharon.
(b) Miriam.
(c) Maude.
(d) Andrea.

5. Duke writes, "I don't take it lightly when I say there are moments in the theater that are to me a ______ experience."
(a) Religious.
(b) Enlightening.
(c) Manic.
(d) Transportative.

Short Answer Questions

1. When were monoamine oxidase inhibitors ushered into the antidepressant era?

2. In the story about Ellen, who developed bipolar disorder in high school, and her mother was her caretaker 17 years later, what did Ellen graduate college to become?

3. Who was Patty Duke's character's teacher in The Miracle Worker?

4. Why couldn't John work as a screenwriter during one period of Patty's marriage?

5. Who was the seventh-century commander-in-chief and Lord Protector of England?

Short Essay Questions

1. What would happen in the fights between John Astin and Patty?

2. What "gift" does Patty Duke conclude she gained from her illness?

3. When is it necessary to hospitalize a bipolar patient?

4. What led to Patty overcoming her fear of death?

5. What concerns doctors in discussing manic depression and creativity?

6. What led to Patty's depressions early in her marriage to John Astin?

7. What is lithium? How did it come to be discovered?

8. What did making Call Me Anna cause Patty to see about manic depression and its effects on acting?

9. What is Patty's biggest regret about her behavior before she was diagnosed?

10. What are the side effects associated with lithium?

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