Flowers for Algernon: Quiz

Flowers for Algernon: Quiz

A quiz to do with the mistreatment of the mentally disabled, based upon the book Flowers for Algernon. Don't use your books!

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What does Charlie see on his Warren State Home visit that touches his heart?

What does Charlie see on his Warren State Home visit that touches his heart?
Two babies playing with each other.
The house-mother holding the hand of a little child.
An older boy cuddling a younger boy in his arms.

In a diner, Charlie sees a boy working there drop some plates onto the floor. Everyone, including Charlie, laughs at him. But then he becomes enraged at himself. Why?

In a diner, Charlie sees a boy working there drop some plates onto the floor. Everyone, including Charlie, laughs at him. But then he becomes enraged at himself. Why?
He saw the boy then sit there, crying.
He realized boy was retarded, just like the old Charlie.
He saw the boy's boss yelled at him, and got fired.
He saw that the bow had cut himself on the sharp pieces.

At what stage of intelligence was Charlie at when he was being beaten up by Meyer Klaus?

Increasing, after his operation.
Very low.
Decreasing, after his peak.
Peaking.

What were the "cottages" like inside?

What were the "cottages" like inside?
They had white tiled walls and a smell of disinfectant.
There were piles of dirty clothes and garbage everywhere.
The walls were peeling and the ceiling was moldy.

In the beginning of Progress Report 14, Charlie has a flashback in which his young self is lying in bed while Rose and Matt argue. What does Rose want to do with Charlie?

In the beginning of Progress Report 14, Charlie has a flashback in which his young self is lying in bed while Rose and Matt argue. What does Rose want to do with Charlie?
She wants to send him to other people to adopt him.
She wants to kill him.
She wants to send him to the Warren State Home.
She wants to give him to Matt and leave.

In Charlie's flashback (in PR 12), Norma comes home with her history test, which she had scored an 'A' on. Which of these quotes does Norma say in the intense fight that follows?

In Charlie's flashback (in PR 12), Norma comes home with her history test, which she had scored an 'A' on. Which of these quotes does Norma say in the intense fight that follows?
Select the three correct answers
"He doesn't know anything about anything!"
"I'm the one who got the 'A' in history - not him!"
"I hate school! I hate it! I'll stop studying, and I'll be a dummy like him."
"I hate Charlie! He's so stupid!"
"Not you. You don't tell. It's my mark, and I'm going to tell."
"But I want a dog! I got a good mark, so I can have one.

Charlie has another flashback in PR 9. We see him when he is eleven years old, and it is Valentine's Day. When he hears that the other boys are going to give a girl named Harriet valentines, Charlie also decides to do so. Since he can't write, he asks another boy called Hymie to write a valentine for him. But something goes horribly wrong. What?

Charlie has another flashback in PR 9. We see him when he is eleven years old, and it is Valentine's Day. When he hears that the other boys are going to give a girl named Harriet valentines, Charlie also decides to do so. Since he can't write, he asks another boy called Hymie to write a valentine for him. But something goes horribly wrong. What?
Hymie writes it so that it sounds like it is coming from him, not Charlie.
Instead of writing what Hymie was told to write, he instead writes something dirty. Charlie then gives the dirty letter to Harriet without even knowing.
Hymie says bad things about Charlie in the valentine.

Still in the flashback, Charlie gives the valentine to Harriet. Keeping in mind that Hymie wrote it, what happens the next day?

Still in the flashback, Charlie gives the valentine to Harriet. Keeping in mind that Hymie wrote it, what happens the next day?
Harriet's parents talk to Rose and Matt. When Charlie comes home from school, Rose spanks and yells at him.
Harriet's older brother accuses Charlie of writing the dirty letter to his sister, and then, with his friend, beats him up.
Harriet slaps him really hard.
All of the above.

There is another flashback at the end of PR 10. Which summary best describes it?

Charlie and Norma play, but then Rose tells Charlie to get away from his sister.
Rose is trying to teach Charlie the alphabet, but he is finding it difficult to understand. Rose is getting angry at him, and Charlie is confused and scared at the same time.
Charlie wants to go to the toilet, and wants Rose to take him, but she doesn't. Then Rose and Matt fight, which frightens Charlie. Finally, he dirties himself.

In PR 16, Charlie goes to see his mother. What was Rose's reaction when she saw him for the first time in so long?

She ran and hugged him.
She couldn't recognize him at all.
She ran into the house and closed the door.
She fainted.

During Charlie's visit, he is having a conversation with Norma. However, Rose takes an unexpected turn. Holding a knife, she yells at Charlie. Which of these quotes did Rose say?

Select the three correct answers
"Why are you here? Go play with your alphabet blocks!"
"He's got no right to look at his sister with sex in his mind!"
"Charlie! You're not supposed to be here! You should be at Warren State!"
"You don't belong with normal people!"
"No! Go away! You will never be like other people!"
"What are you doing to her? Get away from her!"

During their conversation, Charlie tells Norma about a memory. In it, they are both jumping on an old mattress in the basement, with lamp shades on their heads. Norma is seven or eight and Charlie is about thirteen. Norma then bounces off the mattress and hits her head on the wall. She screams, and Rose and Matt come down. She tells them that Charlie was trying to kill her. Why?

Norma thought that Charlie pushed her off.
Norma got a shock and was confused.
Norma was constantly teased because of her brother, and tried to get even.