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. What is the next excursion that McMurphy plans for the men?

3. What is the night attendant doing to the Chief's bed?

4. Who is the night warden?

5. What are the first words the Chief has spoken in years?

Short Essay Questions

1. What would McMurphy do each time the nurse would ask him if he repented during his stay on the Disturbed ward?

2. What is Nurse Ratched's reaction to the window that McMurphy breaks?

3. Why has Chief Broom been saving up gum?

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

5. What happens when the Captain calls the number the McMurphy gives him in order to validate their liability agreement?

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

7. What does McMurphy do when the night attendants come to Chief Broom's bed?

8. What do the night attendants do to Chief Broom's bed as he is sleeping?

9. What almost cancels the fishing trip altogether?

10. What does McMurphy receive from the doctor?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Some patients on the ward are labels Chronics because they aren't ever going to leave the ward, but is this a reasonable idea? Do you think that some mental diseases cannot be cured? Why or why not? What kinds of symptoms/signs are incurable? Or can every person return to the outside world at one point or another?

Essay Topic 3

McMurphy is accused of always 'winning things' as Chief Bromden puts it. What do you think this means to the other patients and to Chief Bromden? What are some of the things that McMurphy 'wins' on the ward? What are some of the things that McMurphy loses? Is it fair for McMurphy to be thought of as someone who is manipulating others? Why or why not?

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