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?
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?
McMurphy is certainly the ringleader of many an uprising in the ward, but he's not the only one with aspirations to rebel. Why do you think the rest of the ward is silent in their treatment in the ward? What makes them fear Nurse Ratched so much? Why doesn't McMurphy fear Nurse Ratched? Do you think the other patients would have rebelled without McMurphy's stay at the ward? Why or why not?
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?
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