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 does McMurphy want to see?

2. What does McMurphy ask if the Chief can do?

3. Who cuts his throat with a tool he found in the doctor's office?

4. What has Nurse Ratched ordered for all those who went on the boat trip?

5. What does McMurphy want to plan in the end?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to McMurphy when the men are caught after the plan to not get caught doesn't occur as planned?

2. What almost cancels the fishing trip altogether?

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

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

5. What does McMurphy receive from the doctor?

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

7. What are some of the memories that the Chief recalls as the electroshock therapy hits him?

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

9. What do the night attendants do to Chief Broom's bed as he is sleeping?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Some patients on the ward are labels Chronics because they aren't ever going to leave the ward, but is this a reasonable idea? Do you think that some mental diseases cannot be cured? Why or why not? What kinds of symptoms/signs are incurable? Or can every person return to the outside world at one point or another?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

When the Chief finally decides to speak, he chooses to speak to McMurphy. This is not the only person that McMurphy helps to open up. Why do you think the patients trust McMurphy? What qualities does he possess that make him a confidant? Do you think McMurphy is actually helping in the patients' respective recoveries? Why or why not?

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