Why Was Flowers for Algernon Banned?


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When was Flowers for Algernon published?

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1. Who is Algernon?

2. Why was Flowers for Algernon banned?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Despite communicating an important and emotionally touching message, Daniel Keyes' Flowers for Algernon, a book found in many modern school curriculums, was once banned. Use this assessment to test your understandings of what this book is about and why it was banned.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions of this assessment will ask you about:

  • When the book Flowers for Algernon was published
  • Who Algernon was in the book
  • Why the book was banned in some states
  • Where it was banned
  • Its ranking as 'the most challenged book'

Skills Practiced

Use this assessment to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about Flowers for Algernon
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the content of the book to understand why it was banned in some states
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where the book was banned

Additional Learning

To improve your understanding of this topic, study the lesson that comes with it, called, Why Was Flowers for Algernon Banned?. After this lesson you should have a greater understanding of:

  • The plot of the story
  • What it means to be banned
  • Where you can find the book today