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

Elizabeth Wurtzel
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 122 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy the Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Elizabeth move to Texas to do?

2. Who wrote "Love is not a victory march / It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah."

3. How does Elizabeth get food poisoning?

4. Who does Elizabeth call to take her to her birthday party where her mother is?

5. What is Elizabeth biggest problem with Prozac initially?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. How does Elizabeth feel when she first arrives in Dallas?

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

5. Elizabeth says there are two types of dysfunctional families. What are they?

6. How do the doctors react when Elizabeth is brought into the hospital covered in blood?

7. Elizabeth is finally diagnosed with atypical depression. Describe what this disease is.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At various points in her life, Elizabeth will feel extreme highs followed by extreme lows. How is this conveyed in the novel? How are the words chosen, descriptions and tone combined together in order to convey the highs or lows of her life at any point in the novel. Use three specific examples to demonstrate an emotional period for her and how the writing helped to demonstrate the emotion during that time.

Essay Topic 2

Analyze Elizabeth's description of her depression, taken from a quote by The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, "Gradually, and then suddenly." Why do you think Elizabeth is attracted to this expression? What about her depression and how she deals with the disease fits into this quote? Use specific examples from the book to explain the "gradual" parts and then the "sudden" parts of Elizabeth's interaction with depression and how it comes to affect every aspect of her life.

Essay Topic 3

Elizabeth fixates on her Space, Time and Motion papers. What do these papers suddenly symbolize for Elizabeth? Why is it ironic that the class is called Space, Time and Motion? Why do you think she fixates on this class?

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 976 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America Lesson Plans
Copyrights
BookRags
Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.