One Flew Over The Cuckoo's NEST Quiz #1

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Tstifle
T
Tstifle
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 5 | Total Attempts: 7,692
Questions: 11 | Attempts: 2,620

SettingsSettingsSettings
One Flew Over The Cuckoos NEST Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name: ____________________________

  • 2. 

    Who is the narrator?

    • A.

      Nurse Ratched

    • B.

      R. P. McMurphy

    • C.

      Chief Bromden

    • D.

      Billy Bibbit

    Correct Answer
    C. Chief Bromden
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chief Bromden because he is the character who narrates the story. As the narrator, Chief Bromden provides the perspective and insights into the events and characters within the novel. His narration allows readers to understand the oppressive nature of the mental institution and the struggles faced by the patients, including R. P. McMurphy, Nurse Ratched, and Billy Bibbit. Through Chief Bromden's perspective, the readers gain a deeper understanding of the themes and conflicts present in the story.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Which group of patients have a chance to be cured and sent back to the outside?

    • A.

      Acutes

    • B.

      Chronics

    • C.

      Vegetables

    • D.

      Wheelers

    Correct Answer
    A. Acutes
    Explanation
    The group of patients who have a chance to be cured and sent back to the outside are the "Acutes." This implies that these patients have a higher likelihood of recovery and returning to their normal lives compared to the other groups mentioned (Chronics, Vegetables, and Wheelers).

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Who is the subject of the first group meeting that McMurphy attends?

    • A.

      Martini

    • B.

      Chief Broom

    • C.

      Pete Bancini

    • D.

      Harding

    Correct Answer
    D. Harding
    Explanation
    The subject of the first group meeting that McMurphy attends is Harding. This is indicated by the fact that Harding is listed as one of the options and is the correct answer.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    Who runs the ward?

    • A.

      Chief Bromden

    • B.

      Dr. Spivey

    • C.

      Nurse Ratched

    • D.

      Harding

    Correct Answer
    C. Nurse Ratched
    Explanation
    Nurse Ratched runs the ward because she is depicted as the authoritarian figure who exercises control and power over the patients. Throughout the story, she manipulates and suppresses the patients, enforcing strict rules and routines. Her oppressive and tyrannical nature is evident in her interactions with the other characters, making her the dominant force in the ward.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Who said he was "born a miscarriage" and worked for the railroad before he came to the hospital?

    • A.

      Harding

    • B.

      Chief Broom

    • C.

      Martini

    • D.

      Pete Bancini

    Correct Answer
    D. Pete Bancini
    Explanation
    Pete Bancini is the correct answer because he is the character who claimed to have been "born a miscarriage" and worked for the railroad before coming to the hospital. This information suggests that Pete Bancini had a difficult birth and faced challenges in his life before being admitted to the hospital.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    What happens if a patient on the ward writes something about another patient in the log book?

    • A.

      They are first in line for breakfast

    • B.

      They get to sleep late the next day

    • C.

      They are excused from the next group meeting

    • D.

      They get a star by their name

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. They get to sleep late the next day
    D. They get a star by their name
    Explanation
    If a patient on the ward writes something about another patient in the log book, they will get to sleep late the next day and get a star by their name. This suggests that there is a reward system in place for patients who provide information or contribute to the log book. The reward of sleeping late and receiving a star indicates that the staff values and appreciates the patient's involvement in documenting information about other patients.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    What does Chief Broom liken the ward to?

    • A.

      A prison

    • B.

      A factory

    • C.

      A vacation

    • D.

      A school

    Correct Answer
    B. A factory
    Explanation
    Chief Broom likens the ward to a factory. This comparison suggests that the ward operates in a systematic and controlled manner, with patients being treated like products on an assembly line. It implies that the ward is focused on efficiency and productivity rather than individual care and well-being. This comparison also implies that the patients are seen as objects rather than human beings, reinforcing the dehumanizing nature of the ward.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    How did McMurphy end up in the ward?

    • A.

      A judge ruled he's a habitual liar

    • B.

      He's deaf and dumb

    • C.

      He escaped from a work camp

    • D.

      A judge ruled he's a psychopath

    Correct Answer
    D. A judge ruled he's a psychopath
    Explanation
    McMurphy ended up in the ward because a judge ruled that he is a psychopath. This implies that a legal authority determined that McMurphy has a mental disorder characterized by antisocial behavior, impulsivity, and a lack of empathy or remorse. As a result, he was placed in a psychiatric facility for treatment and observation.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    What does McMurphy liken the group meeting to?

    • A.

      A peckin' party

    • B.

      A rabbit hop

    • C.

      A miscarriage

    • D.

      A circus performance

    Correct Answer
    A. A peckin' party
    Explanation
    McMurphy likens the group meeting to a "peckin' party." This phrase suggests that the meeting is characterized by individuals picking at each other, similar to how birds peck at each other during a social gathering. It implies that the group meeting is filled with tension, conflict, and a sense of competition among the participants.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    Nurse Ratched refers to McMurphy as what type of patient?

    • A.

      A rabbit

    • B.

      A chicken

    • C.

      A coward

    • D.

      A manipulator

    Correct Answer
    D. A manipulator
    Explanation
    Nurse Ratched refers to McMurphy as a manipulator because throughout the novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," McMurphy consistently challenges and manipulates the power dynamics within the mental institution. He uses his charisma and rebellious nature to rally the other patients against Nurse Ratched's oppressive rule, ultimately exposing her manipulative and controlling behavior. Therefore, the term "manipulator" accurately describes McMurphy's character and his actions within the story.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 22, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Mar 27, 2014
    Quiz Created by
    Tstifle
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.