Flowers for Algernon Vocabulary

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One of the reasons Charlie was chosen for the experiment in Daniel Keyes' 'Flowers for Algernon' was that he showed the most _____ to learn.

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1. The men in charge of the operation in 'Flowers for Algernon' by Daniel Keyes are too sure of themselves when they declare the experiment successful. Unfortunately, they are wrong and Charlie loses the intelligence he gained. What is the term for this process of returning to a former, less developed or worse state?

2. Some of Charlie's clearest memories in 'Flowers for Algernon' by Daniel Keyes are of his parents. These memories are often of them having an angry argument or disagreement. What is another term for this kind of argument?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It should come as no surprise that a book about a man becoming more intelligent is going to have a lot of important vocabulary terms in it. Take this assessment to test your understanding of a few of the key vocabulary terms used in the novel Flowers for Algernon.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this assessment to test your understanding of the terms used to describe:

  • The characteristic Charlie possessed that made him a good candidate for the experiment
  • The progression of returning to a former, less developed state
  • Arguments between Charlie's parents
  • Charlie's condition at the end of the story
  • How others felt about Charlie as his intelligence grew

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills you will use as you complete this assessment include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the vocabulary from Flowers for Algernon and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the characters' thoughts and feelings in the story to identify key vocabulary terms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the changes in Charlie's condition throughout the story

Additional Learning

To further improve your understanding of the vocabulary used in the novel, complete the lesson Flowers for Algernon Vocabulary. After this lesson, you should have a better understanding of the vocabulary covered in the assessment and the definitions for the following terms (among others):

  • Incoherent
  • Erratic
  • Labyrinth
  • Vacuous
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