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Flowers for Algernon Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Charlie have to go if the experiment does not work?



2. What characteristic does Burt say Charlie and Algernon share?



3. What does Dr. Strauss say he will NOT help Charlie do after his surgery?



4. Why is Charlie unable to do what he should on the test given him on the fourth day of the experiment?



5. Who is Charlie's boss at his place of work?



Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Alice so hesitant to be in a relationship with Charlie even though she cares for him?



2. Why does Ms. Kinnian say that Charlie is her best student at the college?



3. What causes Charlie to believe that everything he has been taught might be false?



4. Why did Charlie allow himself to soil himself when he was younger?



5. What does Burt have Charlie try and do on the fourth day of the experiment?



6. What happens when Algernon is put back into his original maze when he and Charlie return to the lab?



7. What is Charlie most excited about having after the surgery is over?



8. What causes Charlie to get upset with Burt during one of their sessions together?



9. What does Charlie ask Lucille that causes her to get embarrassed and run out of the room?



10. How does Charlie think his parents will respond to him if he shows them he has become smart?



Essay Topics

Which character did you relate with the most in this book? Why is this? How did this character change throughout the book?

Fear is a common theme in this book that is presented a number of times in a number of forms by a number of characters. What are some of these instances, and how does fear affect the characters in the book? What are the differences in the forms fear took in this book?

Love and intimacy are two themes that are very present in this plot. Where do these themes appear, and why do you think the author chose these places to present these integral ideas?

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