A Million Little Pieces Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

James Frey
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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. Who can call James and make him smile?

2. What is NOT one of the results of James' MMPI?

3. What does James say he abuses daily, as much as he can?

4. What does James agree to watch with Leonard later?

5. What is James suffering from during this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does James suspect about the group toilets as he is cleaning them?

2. What does James request of the nurse before his dentist appointment begins?

3. How does James respond to the situation in #9?

4. When James arrives at the dentist's office, what kind of pain does James say he feels afraid to feel?

5. What do James' brother and friends bring for James when they come to visit him at the clinic?

6. How often does James abuse alcohol, according to his statement when talking to the nurse during his admit to the medical wing?

7. What happens when James goes to the lounge to watch TV?

8. What does James tell his brother and his brothers' friends which upsets them?

9. Describe the idea of the "Fury" that takes over James at times.

10. What is the story that the Bald Man tells the rest of the group of men?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The use of the 12-Step program is a big part of this clinic and its method of teaching recovery strategies.

Part 1: What are the first three steps of the 12-Step Program?

Part 2: Which patients in the clinic think the 12-Step program is essential? Why do they think this?

Part 3: What are James' feelings about the 12-Step program? How does he respond to utilizing it?

Essay Topic 2

When James' brother and his friends visit James in the clinic, James is affected deeply by their interactions.

Part 1: Describe the scene in which James receives a visit from his brother and his brother's friends.

Part 2: What do James' brother and friends bring with them to give to James?

Part 3: How does this visit affect James? What does he do as a result of their visit?

Essay Topic 3

The power of addiction is shocking in this story. From the details of James' past to his injuries in the beginning, it seems the grisly truth about addiction is worse than movies have led us to believe.

Part 1: Describe the opening scene and James' state when he gets off the airplane.

Part 2: Why do you think the details were included in this story? Do you think the addiction would have been less believable without the details? Why or why not?

Part 3: What part of the story shocked you the most? Why did it shock you?

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