Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America Test | Final Test - Hard

Elizabeth Wurtzel
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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. Where is she dropped off after the break up?

2. What makes him very different from Rafe?

3. Who is Debi Thomas?

4. Which drug does Dr. Sterling put Elizabeth on next due to her mental state?

5. Where in Texas does she move to?

Short Essay Questions

1. Elizabeth starts to cry continuously with Rafe. While talking with Dr. Sterling, what do they decide the reason for this is?

2. What does Elizabeth find ironic about her decision to find a new psychologist?

3. What does Elizabeth's mother think Elizabeth should do to get better? What does Dr. Sterling suggest instead and why?

4. What does Elizabeth believe one of the terrible fallacies of contemporary psychotherapy is?

5. Why is Elizabeth's mother disappointed in her when she comes to visit her in Dallas?

6. Elizabeth cries over a movie when she is younger. What is the movie? Why does she cry after this movie? What is her mother's reaction? Is her mother's interpretation correct? Why or why not?

7. What does Elizabeth's Space, Time and Motion class become symbolic of?

8. Describe the apartment that Elizabeth moves into after her stay in Dallas.

9. Why does Dr. Sterling give Elizabeth Mellaril, the antipsychotic known to help schizophrenics?

10. How do Manuel and Elizabeth finally get together?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Elizabeth and her mother have a conversation after Elizabeth returns home to take care of her mother after she is attacked. What is the conversation about and what do you think its impact is for Elizabeth?

Essay Topic 2

Elizabeth realizes she has fallen in love with her depression. Explain this statement, including why she needs her depression so much at this point in her life.

Essay Topic 3

Essentially, this novel is a coming-of-age novel about a young child who overcomes tremendous odds throughout her adolescence to mature into a young adult. What makes Elizabeth's life so unique? What events or emotions does she go through that are common with many other adolescents worldwide? Can you relate to her as a person? Why or why not? Use specific examples of what makes Elizabeth unique and what makes her a common, everyday person.

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