Flowers for Algernon Symbols


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In the novel, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Charlie's good luck charms symbolize:

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1. In the novel, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Charlie's childhood window symbolizes:

2. In the novel, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Algernon, the white lab mouse, is a symbol of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet takes a look at the symbolism present in Flowers for Algernon. You'll be tested on how well you understand the significance of several instances of this literary device from the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet includes questions on the following aspects of Flowers for Algernon:

  • What Charlie's good luck charm represents
  • Charlie's childhood window
  • The white lab mouse
  • The contrasting characteristics of Fay and Alice
  • Overarching symbolism of the novel

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between Fay and Alice's characters
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read insight into several examples of symbolism in the novel and interpret them correctly
  • Critical thinking - use your understanding to examine the underlying meaning of objects within the book

Additional Learning

To consider this facet of the novel in more detail, you can review the accompanying lesson, Flowers for Algernon Symbols. This lesson is made up of the following objectives:

  • Understand the role of symbols in literature
  • Explore Charlie's character arc
  • Learn about the symbolic significance of the maze