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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When is the date as described in #143?
2. How much money does Candy need for the trip to the ward?
3. What color is the soap that is used in the showers?
4. The Chief mumbles that the men are tired of seeing McMurphy "________ things."
5. What does McMurphy do, even as they are hooking him up to the machines?
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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