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 surprises the would-be pranksters at the bakery?

2. What frustrates Nemur at the conference for the International Psychological Association?

3. What does Charlie think Nemur sees him as instead of a human being?

4. How do Charlie's co-workers respond to the drastic change in Charlie as he becomes more intelligent?

5. What did Gimpy once give Charlie after trying to teach him to make rolls?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What flash-back memory does Charlie have on his plane ride to Chicago?

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

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

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

8. What is Alice really upset about when she sees Charlie at the college where she teaches retarded adults?

9. 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?

10. What happens in his apartment that shows Charlie that Algernon needs to be taken back to the lab?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Leadership is a very prominent theme in this book. Who are some of the main leaders in this book, and what makes them the true leaders? Is there more than one protagonist?

Essay Topic 3

The importance and influence of family relations is a very strong theme present in this book. What are some of the instances of this theme, and which characters are most affected by the presence of this theme?

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