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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 finally raises their hand to help make for a majority?
2. What does McMurphy declare that he wants?
3. Who is always the first patient out of bed?
4. For whom did Chief Bromden's father make the decision he did in #65?
5. Where is Chief Bromden locked up?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Chief describe the days in the ward?
2. How will the men be punished for the rebellious behavior they exhibited during the World Series?
3. When McMurphy rants about the state of affairs in the ward, how does Billy Bibbit respond?
4. 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?
5. What is the cleaning crew of the mental hospital called?
6. What is the punishment for the men after the incident in #3 takes place?
7. When Nurse Ratched tells McMurphy that he can not wear a towel when walking around in the ward, what does McMurphy do?
8. After Nurse Ratched tells the men about their punishment (as described in the answer to #28), what does McMurphy declare out loud?
9. What does Nurse Ratched tell the young black men to do before breakfast?
10. What is so special about Harding in relation to the rest of the patients on the ward?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Chief Bromden doesn't realize just how big he is because of others in his life making him feel small. By the end of the book, do you feel Chief Bromden realizes his size? Why or why not? In what other ways does the Chief feel bigger? What actions demonstrate the way Chief's perception of himself and of his life has changed from the beginning of the novel?
Essay Topic 3
Randle McMurphy comes into the ward like a madman - which is interesting enough, given the circumstances. However, he's not crazy, at least, the reader isn't lead to believe so. However, at times, it does seem like he is someone that could benefit from therapy and even medications. Do you think McMurphy should be in the ward? Why or why not? Do you feel he needs professional help? Why or why not? Do you think McMurphy believes he needs any help at all? Why or why not?
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