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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. Does the extra vote in #44 help McMurphy win a chance to see the World Series?
2. What are the men betting when they play cards?
3. Where does the staff want to send McMurphy?
4. What does Nurse Ratched fear the men will think of McMurphy if he is sent away?
5. What does McMurphy do when the World Series is on the next day?
Short Essay Questions
1. While the men understand McMurphy's change in behavior, what tragic event occurs that makes the ward go back to its normal routine?
2. Who is described as being alert and chipper, unlike other new admissions?
3. How does McMurphy try to help Harding after the Group Meeting?
4. What is the cleaning crew of the mental hospital called?
5. What do the patients do when Nurse Ratched tells them to get away from the TV?
6. Why does the shaving of his head upset Chief Bromden?
7. After Nurse Ratched tells the men about their punishment (as described in the answer to #28), what does McMurphy declare out loud?
8. What is so special about Harding in relation to the rest of the patients on the ward?
9. What has McMurphy's rebellious spirit caused the men of the ward to begin to do?
10. When McMurphy tries to get the men to agree to watch the World Series, the second vote yields more votes than the first, but why isn't it valid, according to Nurse Ratched?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The trips the patients take seem to be the times when the patients are the happiest. Why do you think this is the case? Is it merely because of the change of scenery or because of the trips' activities? Do you think these trips were a good idea for the patients? Why or why not? Were these trips a good idea for the nurses who allowed them? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Solitary confinement seems like one of the most horrible ways to be punished. It's used in prisons and in mental wards, after all. Why do you think this has been used as a tool of punishment for so long? Do you think it's effective? Why or why not? Are there certain people who benefit more from this seclusion than others? Why or why not? Is there a better way to punish someone?
Essay Topic 3
When the Chief finally decides to speak, he chooses to speak to McMurphy. This is not the only person that McMurphy helps to open up. Why do you think the patients trust McMurphy? What qualities does he possess that make him a confidant? Do you think McMurphy is actually helping in the patients' respective recoveries? Why or why not?
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