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One Flew Over The Cuckoo

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The geese the Chief sees outside the hospital window symbolize
    • A. 

      The idea that it is natural for a man to be an individual

    • B. 

      Freedom

    • C. 

      The Chief’s retreat from reality.

    • D. 

      Nurse Ratched’s power to control the natural sexuality of the male patients

  • 2. 
    The description of Harding’s hands is significant because
    • A. 

      They give the reader a clue as to his sexual difficulties

    • B. 

      Their large, meaty appearance contrasts with Harding’s meek manners

    • C. 

      They have tobacco stains on the fingers, indicating that Harding is a chain smoker

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 3. 
    The fishing trip is good for the men because
    • A. 

      They catch a large swordfish

    • B. 

      They regain some of their lost courage and learn to laugh again

    • C. 

      The Chief talks for the first time

    • D. 

      Billy sleeps with Candy

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements about McMurphy is unquestionably true?
    • A. 

      McMurphy is a psychopath because he lacks sound judgment and often acts impulsively in criminal or amoral ways.

    • B. 

      McMurphy is at heart a con man who acts only for his own selfish gains.

    • C. 

      McMurphy has lead a tough life with many fights, but his laugh is genuine.

    • D. 

      McMurphy is secretly in love with Nurse Ratched.

  • 5. 
    The orderlies abuse the patients by
    • A. 

      Cramming food into the chronics’ mouths more quickly than they can swallow it

    • B. 

      Sexually abusing the men with thermometers.

    • C. 

      Eating the food that was intended for the patients.

    • D. 

      A, B, and C

  • 6. 
    Which of the following incidents from the story is an example of irony?
    • A. 

      Vera Harding is a beautiful woman who is comfortable with her sexuality

    • B. 

      Harding and most of the other acutes are in the hospital voluntarily, while McMurphy is committed to the hospital by a judge.

    • C. 

      The Chief’s mother is a white woman.

    • D. 

      Nurse Ratched is friends with Billy Bibbit’s mother.

  • 7. 
    Cheswick and Billy both commit suicide because
    • A. 

      Once they have tasted what it is like to be strong men, they cannot go back to being “rabbits.”

    • B. 

      McMurphy makes Nurse Ratched so mad she takes her anger out on them, and makes their lives miserable.

    • C. 

      They cannot live with the knowledge they are never going to leave the hospital.

    • D. 

      They have had so much EST that they can no longer function as men

  • 8. 
    Nurse Ratched decides to keep McMurphy on the ward after McMurphy defies her authority when he pretends to watch the world series on TV because
    • A. 

      Dr. Spivey and the other staff members side with McMurphy.

    • B. 

      She is secretly in love with McMurphy and cannot bear to have him removed from the ward.

    • C. 

      She knows if she moves him to Disturbed, he will then become a martyr to the other patients

    • D. 

      She truly wants what is best for McMurphy, and she thinks she is the best one to help him overcome his mental illness.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following incidents from the story is an example of black comedy?
    • A. 

      When McMurphy first arrives on the ward, he greets everyone including the chronics like they are normal men while skillfully avoiding the orderly with the thermometer.

    • B. 

      McMurphy cheerfully plays monopoly with the men even though Martini is having hallucinations all through the game.

    • C. 

      McMurphy is given a lobotomy because of his violent behavior

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 10. 
    “Ratched” and “Big Nurse” are appropriate names for the nurse in charge of the ward because
    • A. 

      The Chief thinks anyone who is strong or in authority is also physically large. Therefore, he refers to Nurse Ratched as the “Big Nurse.”

    • B. 

      “Ratched” sounds like the tool called a “ratchet.” This name is appropriate because Nurse Ratched is a tool used by society to force the mental patients to conform to society’s rules.

    • C. 

      Nurse Ratched is a tall, large-busted woman who uses her womanly curves to sexually tease the men.

    • D. 

      Both A and B