Flowers for Algernon Analysis


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In 'Flowers for Algernon', Charlie Gordon trusts people easily at the beginning, but sees things differently as he becomes more _____.

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1. One of the most painful experiences we watch Charlie go through is when _____.

2. Charlie's changes in the language he uses to tell his story reflects the changes he undergoes _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will quickly and efficiently measure your understanding of the novel, Flowers for Algernon. You will be asked to identify the key changes throughout the story and how they affect the main character.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions you'll test your knowledge of:

  • The change in Charlie Gordon that causes him to trust people less
  • Things in Charlie's personality that do not change throughout the book
  • Charlie's most painful experience

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the importance of the changes in Charlie's language throughout the novel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name of the fatal flaw in the experiment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how Charlie does and does not change throughout the novel

Additional Learning

You can find out more about this famous novel by reading the lesson titled Flowers for Algernon Analysis. This lesson will help you explore topics like:

  • The changes in Charlie's relationship with the doctors who perform the surgery
  • Charlie's life before the surgery
  • The role of Alice Kinnian