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. How much money does McMurphy offer to the Chief as a result of #146?

2. Who is convinced to come on the trip as well, helping to ensure the trip doesn't get canceled?

3. What does McMurphy throw to the Chief?

4. Who has a date with Candy Starr, as arranged by McMurphy?

5. What has disappeared most obviously from Billy?

Short Essay Questions

1. When the men begin to talk about McMurphy and the things he does, what does Harding remind the men of?

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

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

4. What does McMurphy do as they are preparing and performing the electroshock therapy on him?

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

6. Why has Chief Broom been saving up gum?

7. What almost cancels the fishing trip altogether?

8. What does McMurphy receive from the doctor?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Nurse Ratched runs the ward with a briskness and calmness that in enviable in many ways. However, this lack of feeling also seems to create a higher likelihood of manipulating others for her own gain. That said, do you feel Nurse Ratched might do well to have some time in a mental ward herself? Why or why not? What are her main power issues and communication issues which need to be altered in order for her to live a more loving life?

Essay Topic 2

Randle McMurphy comes into the ward like a madman - which is interesting enough, given the circumstances. However, he's not crazy, at least, the reader isn't lead to believe so. However, at times, it does seem like he is someone that could benefit from therapy and even medications. Do you think McMurphy should be in the ward? Why or why not? Do you feel he needs professional help? Why or why not? Do you think McMurphy believes he needs any help at all? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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