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. What are the first words the Chief has spoken in years?

2. How much money does Candy need for the trip to the ward?

3. Who says, "We ain't ordinary nuts"?

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

5. Who is found wrapped in sheets like a mummy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does McMurphy ask of Chief Broom as they are sharing stories of their lives?

2. What does Chief Broom do to help save McMurphy from his new vegetative state?

3. Why has Chief Broom been saving up gum?

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

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

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

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

8. During the going away party, they don't really have a plan for not getting caught, so Harding steps in. What does he propose they do?

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

10. What does Billy maintain in terms of his opinion of McMurphy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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?

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