Foreshadowing in Flowers for Algernon


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Which character does the following quote from Flowers for Algernon refer to? 'There is a strange sense of urgency in his behavior.'

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1. Which of the following literary devices does not appear in connection with foreshadowing in Flowers for Algernon?

2. In Flowers for Algernon, who says the following about Charlie? 'The operation had covered him over with a veneer of education and culture, but emotionally he was there-watching and waiting. What was he waiting for?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To do well on these assessments, you must know about the comments made by different characters in Flowers for Algernon. You must also be able to identify the use of literary elements in the text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions focus on the following from Flowers for Algernon:

  • Allusions to books in the novel
  • Which character(s) fear for Charlie's safety
  • The literary device with no connection to foreshadowing in the text

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the character referred to by the quote, 'There is a strange sense of urgency in his behavior'
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Flowers for Algernon
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify which character says, 'The operation had covered him...What was he waiting for?'

Additional Learning

Learn more about this book by completing the lesson titled Foreshadowing in Flowers for Algernon. The objectives covered include:

  • Know who Charlie is
  • Review what happens before the operation
  • Understand the consequences of Charlie's progress