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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. How do Charlie's co-workers respond to the drastic change in Charlie as he becomes more intelligent?
2. What does Charlie think Nemur sees him as instead of a human being?
3. What new position is Charlie given at the bakery after a prank is played on him by his co-workers.
4. What present does Fay bring for Algernon one day?
5. What did Gimpy once give Charlie after trying to teach him to make rolls?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Fanny think Charlie came about his intelligence?
2. What does Charlie say about the failure of this experiment done on him?
3. What does Charlie do at the bakery when his IQ reaches 100 that earns him a raise?
4. Why did Norma's father refuse to let her have the dog she was promised if she did well on her history test?
5. Why did Charlie allow himself to soil himself when he was younger?
6. What happens when Algernon is put back into his original maze when he and Charlie return to the lab?
7. What happens when Charlie goes to see his father in the barbershop?
8. What is Professor Nemur most upset about when Charlie returns to the lab after living in his own apartment?
9. Why is Charlie fired from his job at the bakery?
10. What happens in his apartment that shows Charlie that Algernon needs to be taken back to the lab?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The theme of diversity and acceptance is heard loud and clear in this book. What are some examples of this theme, and how does this idea affect the characters involved in those scenes?
Essay Topic 3
Charlie endures many different trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials, and what lessons does Charlie learn through these experiences?
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