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 do during his free time at the college when his IQ reaches 100?

2. What did Charlie give Harriet on Valentines Day when he was younger?

3. How does Fanny Biden think Charlie has become so smart all of the sudden?

4. What does Charlie realize about his childhood while he is at the party with Ellen?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What area of expertise does Charlie showcase before the conference in Chicago begins?

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

4. What happens to Charlie the night after he dances with Ellen at the party?

5. Why is Charlie fired from his job at the bakery?

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

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

8. What does Professor Nemur say at the conference in Chicago that upsets Charlie?

9. How does Fanny think Charlie came about his intelligence?

10. What mistake does Charlie realize Nemur has made during the conference in Chicago?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Competition and fair-play is a major theme that is found in many different scenes of this book. What are some of those scenes, and what affect do they have on the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Dreams are a very important and symbolic part of this story-line. What are some of these dreams, and why are they so significant to the course of the plot?

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