Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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. 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 Topic 1
The patients of the ward all seem to have their own troubles and issues, but as a whole, they don't seem to be an unhappy bunch. Or do they? What signs do you see that point to the well being of the characters in this book? Which characters are more well adjusted than others? Why do you say this? Which characters are the least well adjusted? Why do you say this?
Essay Topic 2
The story of McMurphy's childhood years shows the reader that he was not always as strong as he now is, that he had to learn that the only person who would take care of him was himself. Do you agree with this statement? Do you think this is a healthy mental state to live in or an unhealthy mindset? Why or why not? If McMurphy hadn't been ignored as a child, do you think he would have figured out the lesson on his own? Or do people need something horrible to happen before they can learn some lessons? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
This novel is often seen as a scathing review of mental health in the United States, and in this sense, it's quite timeless. Though facilities have changed, do you think this novel presents an accurate representation of mental health facilities today? Why or why not? What things seem like they would never happen in today's world? Why or why not?
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