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 does the nurse give to Chief Bromden

2. What are the Chief and McMurphy handed before they go to EST?

3. Who constantly sticks up for McMurphy?

4. What does Harding say will happen if he goes to the bathroom in the dark?

5. Who does McMurphy want to see?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What has Chief Bromden been believing about McMurphy?

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

6. What does McMurphy receive from the doctor?

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

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

9. Why has Chief Broom been saving up gum?

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

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

The story of McMurphy's childhood years shows the reader that he was not always as strong as he now is, that he had to learn that the only person who would take care of him was himself. Do you agree with this statement? Do you think this is a healthy mental state to live in or an unhealthy mindset? Why or why not? If McMurphy hadn't been ignored as a child, do you think he would have figured out the lesson on his own? Or do people need something horrible to happen before they can learn some lessons? 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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