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

2. Who throws the first punch in the fight in the shower?

3. Who has a date with Candy Starr, as arranged by McMurphy?

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

5. Who helps McMurphy beat up the aides?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why has Chief Broom been saving up gum?

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

3. What almost cancels the fishing trip altogether?

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The many rebellions against Nurse Ratched show the characters' ability to take action when they want to, but are these rebellions the best idea? Why or why not? What are the benefits of these rebellions? What are the downsides? Can you think of any other way the characters could have dealt with the nurse's manipulations?

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