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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 does James resist connecting with in the clinic?
2. When did the Bald Man attack his neighbor?
3. Who does James embrace after his harrowing tooth experience?
4. James _______ out of the chair and onto the ground.
5. Which family member cries when they see James in the airport for the first time?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why can't James eat anything more than toast for his breakfast?
2. What does James feel about the AA meetings in relation to their ability to help addicts?
3. What do James' brother and friends bring for James when they come to visit him at the clinic?
4. Describe the condition of James Frey, the main , at the beginning of the book.
5. Describe the beginning of the relationship between Hank and James.
6. Who was Leonard's childhood mentor that he speaks to James about?
7. What does Lilly reveal to James about her father when they are sitting and talking?
8. What are some of the ways Hank helps James in this chapter?
9. What does Roy continue to pester James about during a good part of the story?
10. What does James suspect about the group toilets as he is cleaning them?
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
James Frey is not only the 23-year-old main character in this story, but also the author of this book. But some doubt has been raised in relation to the validity of this book's content.
Part 1: Describe the character of James Frey and his portrayal in the story.
Part 2: Does James' addiction and life seem realistic in this story? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you think it matters that this story is true? Why or why not?
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