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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. For whom did Chief Bromden's father make the decision he did in #65?



2. Who is always the first patient out of bed?



3. Who are the black boys?



4. How were the patients being tested for TB?



5. Who explodes irrationally at Harding?



Short Essay Questions

1. What is so special about Harding in relation to the rest of the patients on the ward?



2. What are some of the memories that the Chief recalls as the electroshock therapy hits him?



3. Harding's wife comes to visit, causing everyone to see why she upsets him so much. What is McMurphy's reaction when Harding asks McMurphy his opinion of his wife?



4. What does Harding's wife do when she comes to visit?



5. What does Chief Broom do to help save McMurphy from his new vegetative state?



6. What causes Nurse Ratched to fly into a rage at the start of the novel?



7. How will the men be punished for the rebellious behavior they exhibited during the World Series?



8. What does McMurphy see as his ticket out of the mental ward?



9. What does Nurse Ratched finally do in order to begin to topple the reign of McMurphy?



10. Who is described as being alert and chipper, unlike other new admissions?



Essay Topics

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?

The shower scene is dramatic as it shows the bonds between the men on the ward. For all of their mental health troubles, they still understand when someone is being brutalized and they know when that victim needs to be helped. McMurphy jumps in to protect George, which is understandable, but why do you think Chief Broom does too? What is the Chief really fighting when he goes after the orderlies? Why didn't anyone else help?

Harding is the character in the story that seems to be the most well-adjusted, aside from McMurphy. So, why do you think he is in the ward to begin with? Is he hiding from his wife or is he genuinely trying to change himself? Why do you think he has so many troubles with his wife in the first place? Why do you think Harding married his wife?

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