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. Which authorities want James to spend a long time in jail and do not want a plea bargain?

2. What does James continue to try to do in private?

3. How does James feel once Leonard is gone?

4. Who is the newest addition to the clinic--a Catholic university administrator with an addition to crack and prostitutes?

5. Why are James' parents coming to the clinic to see him?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Lilly that she was afraid James would find out from others?

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

3. Describe Matty Jackson, another patient in the clinic with James and Leonard.

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

5. Who does James suspect is behind the reduction in his Ohio prison sentence?

6. What do James' parents confess happened to James when he was a child?

7. What do James and Miles share about their struggles with shame?

8. What does James recall about fear as he is frightened and walks out into the woods?

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 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?

Essay Topic 2

James' insistence on facing his addiction head on is one that the staff at the clinic vehemently oppose.

Part 1: What does James want to do in order to test his sobriety once he is out of the clinic?

Part 2: Describe the final scenes and how James finally goes through with his plans?

Part 3: What do you think of James' insistence on testing himself? Does it seem like a good idea? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The conflict between James and people in authority seems to continue throughout the book. James simply can not deal with others who seem to be in charge of his life.

Part 1: List three characters who James feels are authority figures in his life.

Part 2: How does James interact with each of these characters? How does he show his displeasure with their authority?

Part 3: How does James' troubles with authority affect his life? How has this problem affected his life in the past as well?

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