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 is the night warden?

2. What color is the soap that is used in the showers?

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

4. What does McMurphy get from the doctor?

5. Where does McMurphy say the men are traveling to when the gas attendant tries to charge extra for the gas?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What would McMurphy do each time the nurse would ask him if he repented during his stay on the Disturbed ward?

3. Why has Chief Broom been saving up gum?

4. What are some of the ways that the men begin to bond together during the fishing trip?

5. What is the story that McMurphy shares with Chief Broom?

6. What has Chief Bromden been believing about McMurphy?

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

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

9. What does McMurphy do to Chief Bromden that makes the Chief upset about McMurphy always 'winning things'?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This novel is often seen as a scathing review of mental health in the United States, and in this sense, it's quite timeless. Though facilities have changed, do you think this novel presents an accurate representation of mental health facilities today? Why or why not? What things seem like they would never happen in today's world? Why or why not?

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

The story of McMurphy's childhood years shows the reader that he was not always as strong as he now is, that he had to learn that the only person who would take care of him was himself. Do you agree with this statement? Do you think this is a healthy mental state to live in or an unhealthy mindset? Why or why not? If McMurphy hadn't been ignored as a child, do you think he would have figured out the lesson on his own? Or do people need something horrible to happen before they can learn some lessons? Why or why not?

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