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 is the name the Chief uses to describe both the hospital administration and the government?

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

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

4. Where are McMurphy and Chief Bromden taken after the fight?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What has Chief Bromden been believing about McMurphy?

5. What does McMurphy receive from the doctor?

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

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

8. What happens when the Captain calls the number the McMurphy gives him in order to validate their liability agreement?

9. Why has Chief Broom been saving up gum?

10. What is the first rebellious act that Chief Broom commits?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

Solitary confinement seems like one of the most horrible ways to be punished. It's used in prisons and in mental wards, after all. Why do you think this has been used as a tool of punishment for so long? Do you think it's effective? Why or why not? Are there certain people who benefit more from this seclusion than others? Why or why not? Is there a better way to punish someone?

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