Flowers for Algernon 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 Charlie want to do before he begins his research?

2. What are the two categories of patients at the Warren State Home and Training School?

3. Who does Charlie think about while he is with Fay in his new apartment?

4. What does Charlie promise himself he will do the next time he is out with Alice after he tells her he likes her?

5. What present does Fay bring for Algernon one day?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Professor Nemur most upset about when Charlie returns to the lab after living in his own apartment?

2. What does Charlie say that intelligence without affection will lead to when he is at the cocktail party with Nemur?

3. What happens when Charlie goes to see his father in the barbershop?

4. What does one of Charlie's old classmates at Beekman say to Charlie when he tries to talk to her?

5. What did Charlie want to have happen as he ran away from the angry mob in the park after a woman came on to him?

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

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

8. Why is Charlie unable to be physically intimate with Alice?

9. Why did Norma's father refuse to let her have the dog she was promised if she did well on her history test?

10. What realization does Charlie make while reading The Great Gatsby?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do Charlie and Alice change through the course of the book, and what causes these changes? Who undergoes the most emotional growth?

Essay Topic 2

What role does symbolism play in the story and where does it appear? How is the plot altered by the presence of these symbols?

Essay Topic 3

What are some of the key examples of gratitude in this book, and how do these instances affect that characters involved in those scenes?

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