Flowers for Algernon Review
Terms in this set (50)
How old is Charlie?
37 years old
Who are the doctors in the story?
Dr. Strauss and Dr. Nemur
Which doctor isn't mentioned in the movie?
Who is Charlie's teacher?
What is the mouse's name?
Who does the tests on Charlie?
Where did Charlie work in the story?
a plastic box factory
Where did Charlie work in the movie?
How did Charlie's journals/progress reports change over time?
better spelling, punctuation and a larger vocabulary
Who did Charlie fall in love with?
going downhill; decaying; falling apart
a test using ink blots
person who developed the Rorschach test
People thought of Dr. Nemur's wife as this
an intelligence test
back of your mind
front of your mind; real time
How was the maze test Charlie did in the book different than in the movie?
paper/pencil maze test in book
What did Algernon do to Charlie at the end of the story?
What did Algernon get as a reward at the end of the maze?
Why did Charlie get upset about how Algernon got his food?
Because Algernon had to work for it. Otherwise he didn't eat.
What did Charlie need to do every day after surgery?
In the book, how did Charlie let the world know what he had experienced and how to help others like him?
he wrote an article to publish
In the movie, when does Charlie publicly humiliate Dr. Strauss?
at the conference
What did Charlie do with Algernon at the conference?
pretended like he let him out in the room, but he really had Algernon upstairs in his hotel room.
Who accompanied Charlie to the conference besides the doctors?
What did people say at the factory/bakery when someone did something wrong?
You really pulled a Charlie Gorden
In the movie, who gave permission for Charlie to have the surgery?
In the movie and the book, which doctor did the surgery?
What is one of the first books Charlie read?
What trinket did Charlie have in the movie that used to belong to his mother?
What did Charlie bury Algernon in in the movie?
What did Charlie bury Algernon in in the story?
Did they dissect Algernon in the movie or story?
What is the climax of the story/movie?
When Charlie realizes that people had been making fun of him for his whole life - they weren't his friends.
What happened to Charlie at work in the movie?
The workers signed a petition to get rid of him.
How did Charlie treat his co-workers after he had the surgery?
like they were dumb
What happened to Charlie when he started to regress?
couldn't spell, couldn't read, couldn't write much, forgot what he read when he was smart; forgot what he did when he was smart (Other answers possible)
What are the parts in the story which lead to the climax called?
What are the parts of the story that come after the climax and lead to resolution?
What is the first part of the story called where characters are introduced and the setting is revealed?
What happened to Charlie mentally when he realized he was regressing?
got depressed and contemplated suicide
In the story, who came regularly to visit Charlie?
What did Charlie do to let Dr. Strauss and Dr. Nemur know about his research?
wrote a letter and an article
What did Charlie want to be?
Which parent do we hear about in the story but not in the movie?
In the movie, what would happen to Charlie when he completely deteriorated mentally?
he'd go to a home
What did Charlie ask his friends to do?
put flowers on Algernon's grave
What did Charlie do at the end of the story to get away from the pressures of being dumb again?
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