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. What does James feel he has ruined for his parents?

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

3. Who wakes James up in the middle of the night because he/she is angry with him?

4. What does the instructor reveal to be the average relapse rate at any clinic in the world?

5. Who has been diagnosed with aggressive cancer?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lilly tell James about his parents and about being thankful for them?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does James do at the bar at the end of the story?

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

9. Why does Lilly call to ask James to meet her in the woods?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The clinic has a strict policy that men and women are not supposed to interact with each other - but James and Lilly ignore this rule in favor of trying to help each other.

Part 1: How do James and Lilly meet initially in this story?

Part 2: What is Lilly's story as it relates to addictions and past traumas?

Part 3: Why do you think the clinic has this rule in the first place? Doesn't bonding with someone else help to speed up the healing process?

Essay Topic 2

The idea of addiction is something many people will not be able to immediately process. But this book certainly seems to bring the reader further into the addiction world than others have been able.

Part 1: Describe one patient's experience of addiction, how they became addicted, etc.

Part 2: Does addiction seem to be something that is within the control of the patient? Why or why not?

Part 3: Does addiction seem to be something that can be cured? Why or why not?

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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