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's sister once almost get as a reward for an A on a test?

2. What causes Charlie to start a fight with Nemur at the cocktail party thrown by Mrs. Nemur?

3. Where is Charlie when a random woman offers to go home with him?

4. Where did Norma think his brother was before she was contacted about the surgery?

5. When does Charlie first realize that women's bodies are different than men's?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why is Charlie so understanding about the hostile attitude that his friends at the bakery have towards him as his intelligence is raised?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This book takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affect the course of the plot. Why might Daniel Keyes have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?

Essay Topic 2

Fear and courage are two themes that seem to appear in tandem many times in this book. What are some of these instances, and why do they always appear together?

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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