One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does McMurphy ask if the Chief can do?

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

3. Who cuts his throat with a tool he found in the doctor's office?

4. The Chief mumbles that the men are tired of seeing McMurphy "________ things."

5. What does McMurphy do after the event in #177?

Essay Topics

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 nurses in the story run the gamut of nice to downright mean and manipulative. Is there a better nursing style in relation to these patients? Why did you answer the way you did? Choose one nurse character as the ideal nurse for this ward. Why did you choose this nurse? Do you think Nurse Ratched's style is well suited for this ward? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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