Charly- Flowers For Algernon

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Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction short story and novel written by Daniel Keyes. Algernon is a mouse, which has undergone surgery to increase his intelligence by artificial means. Have you read the modified by Charlie Gordon touches upon different ethical and moral themes such as treatment of mental illness? Take up the quiz and see what you recall.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is Chalie's night school teacher's name?

    • A.

      Dr. Nemur

    • B.

      Miss Kinnian

    • C.

      Charlie Gordon

    • D.

      Dr. Strauss

    • E.

      Miss Calusinski

    Correct Answer
    B. Miss Kinnian
    Explanation
    Miss Kinnian is the correct answer because the question asks for the name of Charlie's night school teacher, and Miss Kinnian is the only option that fits this description. The other options are either not mentioned as Charlie's teacher or have a different title (Dr. Nemur, Dr. Strauss) or name (Miss Calusinski). Therefore, Miss Kinnian is the most appropriate answer based on the information provided.

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  • 2. 

    What was the ink blot test called Charlie took?

    • A.

      Rorschach Inkblot

    • B.

      Rockstar Inkblot

    • C.

      Thematic Appreception Test

    • D.

      The Algernon Test

    Correct Answer
    A. Rorschach Inkblot
    Explanation
    Charlie took the ink blot test known as the Rorschach Inkblot. The Rorschach Inkblot test is a psychological assessment tool that involves showing a series of inkblots to the individual and asking them to interpret what they see in the images. This test is used to gain insight into a person's thoughts, emotions, and personality characteristics based on their responses to the inkblots.

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  • 3. 

    Why did Charlie hate Algernon?

    • A.

      Algernon gets to have chesse

    • B.

      Algernon has a cool name

    • C.

      Algernon beats Charlie when they do the maze

    • D.

      Algernon is bigger than Chalie

    Correct Answer
    C. Algernon beats Charlie when they do the maze
    Explanation
    Charlie hated Algernon because Algernon consistently outperformed him in maze-solving. This made Charlie feel inferior and frustrated, leading to his dislike towards Algernon.

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  • 4. 

    What does it mean when Charlie's friends say someone pulled, "a Charlie Gordon"

    • A.

      You were very smart

    • B.

      You have a friend that is a mouse

    • C.

      You like to learn

    • D.

      You did something silly

    Correct Answer
    D. You did something silly
    Explanation
    When Charlie's friends say someone pulled "a Charlie Gordon," it means that the person did something silly. This is because Charlie Gordon is the main character in the book "Flowers for Algernon," who starts off as mentally disabled but undergoes an experimental surgery that makes him highly intelligent. However, as the story progresses, Charlie's intelligence regresses, and he becomes less intelligent than he was before the surgery. Therefore, when someone "pulls a Charlie Gordon," it implies that they have done something foolish or made a mistake.

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  • 5. 

    What plateu has Charlie reached?

    • A.

      He climbed a mountain which was hard to climb

    • B.

      He took a break

    • C.

      He was not getting smarter

    • D.

      He was starting to go back to his original ways.

    Correct Answer
    C. He was not getting smarter
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Charlie has reached a plateau in terms of his intellectual growth or learning. Despite his efforts to climb the metaphorical "mountain" of knowledge or intelligence, he is no longer making progress and is not getting any smarter. This implies that he has reached a stagnant point in his intellectual development.

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  • 6. 

    How does Algernon change?

    • A.

      He begins to escape

    • B.

      He starts to get smaller

    • C.

      He bit Charlie

    • D.

      He runs in circles

    Correct Answer
    C. He bit Charlie
    Explanation
    Algernon's change is indicated by the action of biting Charlie. This suggests that Algernon's behavior has become aggressive or hostile towards Charlie. It implies a shift in Algernon's temperament and possibly a deterioration in his mental state. The act of biting also implies a physical change, as it is a behavior that is typically associated with animals rather than humans. Therefore, the correct answer is "He bit Charlie."

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  • 7. 

    Why does Charlie cry when Algernon dies?

    • A.

      He knows it might happen to him.

    • B.

      He finally won

    • C.

      He lost a friend

    • D.

      He hated the mouse

    Correct Answer
    A. He knows it might happen to him.
    Explanation
    Charlie cries when Algernon dies because he knows it might happen to him. This implies that Charlie is aware of the similarities between himself and Algernon, as they both underwent the same experimental procedure to increase their intelligence. The death of Algernon serves as a reminder to Charlie of his own mortality and the potential consequences of the procedure. This realization evokes a sense of fear and sadness in Charlie, leading to his emotional response.

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  • 8. 

    Who does Charlie often hallucinate is watching him?

    • A.

      His sister

    • B.

      His mother

    • C.

      A federal agent

    • D.

      The "other Charlie"

    Correct Answer
    D. The "other Charlie"
    Explanation
    Charlie often hallucinates that the "other Charlie" is watching him. This suggests that Charlie may be experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition such as schizophrenia, where individuals may have hallucinations and believe that they have a separate, alternate version of themselves observing them. This phenomenon can be distressing and may require medical intervention and support.

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  • 9. 

    What name does Charlie give to his scientific theorem?

    • A.

      The Gordon-Nemur Transfer

    • B.

      The Algernon-Gordon Effect

    • C.

      The Man-Mouse Prospectus

    • D.

      The Algernon-Charlie Conundrum

    Correct Answer
    B. The Algernon-Gordon Effect
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Algernon-Gordon Effect." This is the name that Charlie gives to his scientific theorem.

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  • 10. 

    Why does Charlie decid to leave New York?

    • A.

      He wants to take a vacation

    • B.

      He has no family there

    • C.

      He wants to go where no one knew that he was ever smart

    • D.

      He wanted to see what other places looked like

    Correct Answer
    C. He wants to go where no one knew that he was ever smart
    Explanation
    Charlie decides to leave New York because he wants to go to a place where nobody knows that he was ever smart. This suggests that Charlie wants to escape the pressure and expectations that come with being known as intelligent. He may feel burdened by the reputation he has in New York and desires a fresh start where he can be free from the judgments and assumptions associated with his intelligence.

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