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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is still a hero in the men's eyes?
2. What's the name of the boat they rented?
3. What does Nurse Ratched use to begin to take down McMurphy?
4. Who begins to flirt with the nurses?
5. What does the captain need before the trip can begin?
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
The question as to whether or not McMurphy is simply manipulating the men to get what he wants is something that begins to pull the group apart. In your opinion, do you think this is what McMurphy is trying to do? Why or why not? Would it be a bad thing in either case? In the end, what does McMurphy really 'win' in the ward as a result of his actions? Anything?
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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