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. Who helps McMurphy beat up the aides?

2. Harding reminds the men that no one ever thought of McMurphy as a _________.

3. The doctor tells the gas station attendants that the men are a what?

4. Does Nurse Ratched punish McMurphy for the glass incident?

5. When the Captain calls the number McMurphy gives him, what is he really calling?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When McMurphy and the Chief are taken to the Shock Shop, what does the Chief vow not to do?

3. What has Chief Bromden been believing about McMurphy?

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

5. What does McMurphy receive from the doctor?

6. What does McMurphy tell Billy he needs to send to Candy for her trip to see him?

7. Why has Chief Broom been saving up gum?

8. In response to the vetoing of his day pass, what does McMurphy do?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The rumors that Nurse Ratched spreads are a part of a passive aggressive strategy to undermine McMurphy's authority in the ward. Do you think these rumors were the best possible plan? Why or why not? What other things could she have done to create a soured image of McMurphy? Why do you think Nurse Ratched prefers more subtle methods of manipulation?

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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