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 comes up with the plan to try to keep the men from getting into trouble, but still allowing McMurphy to escape?

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

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

4. Who is the night warden?

5. How much money does McMurphy offer to the Chief as a result of #146?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why has Chief Broom been saving up gum?

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

4. What does Nurse Ratched finally do in order to begin to topple the reign of McMurphy?

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does McMurphy receive from the doctor?

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

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 3

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?

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