One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Test | Final 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. What has Nurse Ratched ordered for all those who went on the boat trip?

2. Who has spent the least amount of their money while in the ward?

3. Who is the 'big toothless knotty old Swede'?

4. What's the name of the boat they rented?

5. What do they not have enough of?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does McMurphy want a day pass from the ward?

2. What has Chief Bromden been believing about McMurphy?

3. What does McMurphy tell Billy he needs to send to Candy for her trip to see him?

4. What does the nurse do when the basketball 'accidentally' breaks the nurse's station window again?

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

6. What is the first rebellious act that Chief Broom commits?

7. What does McMurphy receive from the doctor?

8. What do McMurphy and the Chief do when the attendants try to get George to use soap in his shower?

9. What happens to McMurphy when the men are caught after the plan to not get caught doesn't occur as planned?

10. In response to the vetoing of his day pass, what does McMurphy do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Chief Bromden is an interesting character in this story. Not only has he been in the ward for a long time, but he is also the one responsible for narrating the story. Pretending to be deaf and mute, he has access to more information than the other characters in the story. Why do you think Chief Broom, as he comes to be known, has pretended for so long? Why does he feel safe talking to McMurphy eventually? Do you think the staff knew of his charade? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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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