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Flowers for Algernon

Daniel Keyes

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1. Who asks Charlie to keep his progress reports?

2. How old is Charlie at the start of the novel?

3. Why does Alice recommend Charlie for the experiment?

4. Who supervises Algernon’s testing?

5. In which progress report do Charlie’s punctuation, spelling, and grammar improve most significantly?

6. Where is the scientists’ convention held?

7. Where is the Center for Retarded Adults where Charlie takes classes?

8. What is the first hard book that Charlie reads?

9. What does Charlie do when he learns that Gimpy has been stealing from Mr. Donner?

10. Which two characters suggest to Charlie that increasing his intelligence may be against God’s will?

11. What job does Charlie’s father have when Charlie finds him?

12. What book does Charlie tear apart near the end of the novel?

13. Which of the following is a reason that Fay proposes for Charlie’s inability to make love to her?

14. What is the range of Charlie’s IQ in the novel?

15. Who threatens Charlie with a knife?

16. Who does Charlie often hallucinate is watching him?

17. To whom does Charlie lose his virginity?

18. What is the name of the companion mouse that Fay buys for Algernon?

19. What is the name of the quack doctor to whom Rose takes the six-year-old Charlie?

20. What name does Charlie give to his scientific theorem?

21. What language is Charlie outraged to learn that Professor Nemur does not speak?

22. Of what does Nemur accuse Charlie during their argument after the cocktail party?

23. What does Alice tell Charlie she will do when he has reverted to his original IQ?

24. Where does Charlie go to live at the end of the novel?

25. In what month does Charlie die?

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Flowers for Algernon

by prenticeni14, November 21, 2013

Charlie's "friends" laughed at him because he was cognitively impaired, and in the beginning, he wasn't really sure why so he just laughed along with them.

Is this a math test

by jesustilapia, January 14, 2014

What kind of a menial task is this? How does acing this quiz show any kind of deep reading comprehension? Memorizing the plot is so darn-diggity shallow that I would be ashamed to answer these questions.

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