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?
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?
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?
The idea of who is the 'bull goose loony' comes up early in the story. What do you think the importance of this title is? Why do the two men vie for it? What other characters in the story might be good candidates for this title as well? What qualities do you think make up the definition of a bull goose loony?
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