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How does Charlie's personality change after surgery?
a) He turns into a mouse b) He becomes more generous with his thoughts c) He still believes the world to be kind d) He notices that the people around him are not as smart as he thought
The success of the operation is MOST evident in
a) Charlie's rapid improvement in spelling and grammar b) Charlie's ability to read an eye chart c) Charlie's ability to see pictures in the inkblot test d) Charlie's quick promotions at work
What is the point of view of Flowers for Algernon?
a) First person, Charlie's point of view b) Third person, Charlie's point of view c) Man should not try to 'play God' d) Just because people are different, it does not mean they should be treated differently.
What is Charlie's intelligence compared to?
a) A white mouse b) Another person who has had the surgery c) A lab rat d) People more intelligent than him
At the beginning of the story, what is revealed to the reader about Charlie's relationships with people at work?
a) The doctor has not been specific enough with his instructions to Charlie b) His friends have been making fun of him c) He is a positive example at work d) His friends care for him
Based on the content of the story, what is the author's opinion of mentally disabled individuals?
a) Daniel Keyes does not like them b) Daniel Keyes does not care either way c) Daniel Keyes is passionate about people with mental disabilities d) Daniel Keyes is Charlie Gordon
The operation that Charlie is selected for it to
a) Mend brain tissue b) Double his intelligence c) Give him the intelligence of a mouse d) Triple his intelligence
When Charlie becomes a genius, his most important discovery is
a) That he has to communicate with people on a lower level b) That Algernon will soon die c) His theory about how quickly artificial intelligence deteriorates d) Dr. Nemur doesn't know the work on experimental intelligence in India
Which sentence best states the doctor's reason for having Charlie compete with Algernon?
a) It is a way of comparing their levels of intelligence b) Charlie needs to learn the rules for running mazes c) The doctors want to see how well Charlie tolerates the stress d) By seeing how well Algernon is doing, Charlie might become even more motivated
When Dr. Strauss and Dr. Nemur argue about Charlie, Charlie...
a) thinks Dr. Strauss should take credit for the operation b) thinks that he has done something wrong c) feels like he's seen both men clearly for the first time d) feels like he's just an experiment to the two doctors
After the operation, Charlie begins to spend a great deal of time alone because
a) He lacks friends on his intellectual level b) Mrs. Flynn does not want him to have visitors c) He wants a quiet place where he can listen to music and think d) Miss Kinnian and the doctors often try to avoid him
Charlie leaves New York because
a) His landlady throws him out because he cannot afford to pay rent b) He can't get a job now that he isn't a genius c) He doesn't want to be laughed at again d) He doesn't want people to feel sorry for him
At the end of the story, Charlie says of Miss Kinnian, The thought of leaving her behind made me sad. What does this statement foreshadow?
a) Miss Kinnian will do something to destroy Charlie's love for her b) Charlie's intelligence will change in ways that will make a relationship with her impossible c) Charlie will be offered a job that will take him too far away from her d) Miss Kinnian will refuse to have anything to do with the experiment anymore
What can the reader infer from the details about Dr. Strauss and Dr. Nemur?
a) The two doctors are somewhat competitive b) The two doctors are friends who support each other's careers c) The doctors do not care about Charlie d) The two doctors are equally kind to Charlie
Charlie is referred for the operation by
a) His father b) Dr. Nemur and Dr. Strauss c) Mr. Donnegan d) Miss Kinnian
The reader learns the most about Charlie Gordon through
a) The author's descriptions of Charlie's physical traits b) Miss Kinnian's opinions of and reactions to Charlie c) Charlie's thoughts and feelings d) The doctors' lab notes about Charlie
The FIRST inkblot tests that the doctors ask Charlie to complete prove to be
a) Humorous b) Helpful c) Useless d) Illegal
The entries that deal with grammar demonstrate how far Charlie has come in gaining intelligence. Which fact best proves how far Charlie has progressed?
a) Charlie is not sure why people need to know how to spell b) Charlie is able to figure out that he is using commas incorrectly c) Charlie notices that Miss Kinnian has something in her eye d) Miss Kinnian says he's a fine person
Miss Kinnian believes Charlie is the best candidate for the operation because
a) He is in better health than the others b) He is motivated to learn c) He is happy d) He stays the latest at school
What is the first sign of Charlie's intelligence changing after the surgery?
a) His writing ability and beating Algernon b) He eats a cake c) He passes the inkblot test d) His brain measures a higher intelligence
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