A Million Little Pieces Test | Final 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 tells James he should be happy to have parents who care as much as his do?

2. To what is Matty Jackson trying to break an addiction?

3. Who does James get to pick him up on the morning of his departure from the clinic?

4. Which of James' roommates feels he is not prepared to leave the Ccinic?

5. What does James do for the first time in his memory in this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. When will James have User Dreams, according to Lincoln?

2. What is the secret James reveals to the priest as he is reading his confession aloud?

3. What does James tell Joanne privately about his Fury in relation to his parents?

4. What does James tell Joanne about the time he will know he has recovered from his addiction?

5. What is the assignment that Joanne gives to James after he reveals his moment of clarity he had in the woods?

6. What does Randall reveal to James about his legal troubles?

7. What has James' college girlfriend sent to him in the mail?

8. What is the simple moral of Leonard's story about his family and about how he came to be at the clinic?

9. What does Leonard ask of James when he walks him out of the Clinic?

10. Why does James wake up in the middle of the night at the beginning of Chapter 12?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The relationship between James and his parents is certainly one that people can relate to, and yet it still seems to be sad and stilted.

Part 1: Describe the relationship between James and his parents at the beginning of this novel.

Part 2: What are some of the things that are revealed in the family therapy sessions?

Part 3: Who seems to be at fault for the issues between James and his parents? Why did you choose the answer you did?

Essay Topic 2

The Fury is the force the controls James and his addictions. It is a violent force that seems to ever overshadow Frey as the writer at times, launching the reader into the true experience of addiction.

Part 1: Describe the Fury as James experiences it.

Part 2: What does the Fury seem to be doing to James? When does it appear?

Part 3: How does James finally conquer his Fury? What are some of the steps he takes to controlling this?

Essay Topic 3

The Tao Te Ching becomes an important part of James' own path to recovery. This text has been used in many clinics since, and has offered comfort and guidance to those who read it.

Part 1: What is the Tao Te Ching? Describe this book and its contents.

Part 2: Why is this book so important to James as he is managing his recovery?

Part 3: What does this book has to offer the addict who reads it? Why does this book work for James?

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