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1

Who is the protagonist?

Charlie Gordon

2

Who is Charlie's emotional love interest - - his schoolteacher?

Alice Kinnian

3

Who is the head of operations?

Professor Harold Nemur

4

Who is a good student and give Charlie the test?

Burt Selden

5

Who is 2nd in charge of the operation is a psychiatrist?

Dr. Strauss

6

What is the name of the mouse - - foreshadows what will happen to Charlie?

Algernon

7

Who is the PHYSICAL love interest?

Fay Lillman

8

Who is Rose Gordon?

Charlie's mother

9

Who is Matt Gordon?

Charlie's father

10

Who is Norma Gordon?

Charlie's sister

11

Who took Charlie into his home?

Uncle Herman

12

Who own the bakery where Charlie works?

Mr. Donner

13

Who is Frank Reilly?

He is a bakery employee

14

Who is Joe Carp?

He is a bakery employee who protects Charlie at the end of the book

15

Who is Gimpy?

He is a bakery employee who steals from the bakery

16

Who is the bakery employee who is nice to Charlie?

Fanny Birden

17

Who is the scam artist doctor?

Dr. Guarino

18

Who is the nurse who raises questions of ethics about the operation?

Hilda

19

Who is Algernon's love interest?

Minnie

20

Who is the bakery employee who picks on Charlie at the end of the novel?

Meyer Klaus

21

Who is the neighbor who lives under Charlie and complains about the noise that he makes?

Mr. Vernon

22

Who is Charlie's landlord?

Mrs. Mooney

23

How old is Charlie Gordon?

32

24

Why will Charlie not tell stories about people in pictures?

He was taught not to tell lies

25

Why does Charlie want to be smart?

to make friends

26

How does Charlie celebrate his raise

He takes Alice to the movie

27

Why does Charlie feel sorry for Algernon?

He has to learn something new to get food

28

How was Charlie able to turn Joe and Frank's joke around on April fool's day?

He worked the mixer well and got a promotion and raise

29

What happens when Charlie helps Mr. Donner run his business more efficiently?

He gets another raise

30

When does Charlie feel warm, comfortable and secure while being entertained at the same time?

When he reads his comic books in the corner of the bakery

31

What happens to Charlie when Alice is next to him?

He can't concentrate

32

What is happening behind Mr. Donner's back at the bakery?

Gimpy is short-changing the customers and pocketing the difference - - (stealing)

33

What happens when Charlie gets close to Alice?

Gets dizzy - - feels sick

34

Why does Charlie get fired from the bakery?

1. no one wants to work with him anymore
2. Mr. Donner feels he is too smart for the bakery

35

Where does Charlie go with Professor Nemur?

A convention in Chicago

36

What is Charlie's new IQ?

185

37

Is Charlie afraid of being strapped down in the airplane?

YES

38

Does Charlie's mother decide to take him to Dr. Guarino for further treatment?

YES

39

Does Charlie hate Nemur for treating him like a guinea pig?

YES

40

Is Charlie shocked that Strauss and Nemur do not know many foreign languages?

YES

41

When Charlie starts to go down hill - how does he make money?

Goes back to work at the bakery

41

Where does Charlie go at the end of the novel?

to Warren

42

What is Charlie's last request?

To put flowers on Algernon's grave

43

What does Charlie do with the records he does not want to listen to anymore?

He destroys them

43

What does Charlie try to avoid?

Sleeping

44

How does Charlie motivate himself to write the progress reports - even though he does not want to write them?

he won't let himself eat dinner until they are written

45

Who wrote Flowers for Algernon?

Daniel Keyes

46

Where does a majority of the story take place?

New York

47

What is the genre of the story?

Science Fiction

48

Who is the only person in the bakery who do NOT sign the petition to make Charlie leave?

Fannie Birden

49

Charlie believes that WHO thinks he created Charlie?

Professor Nemur

50

Who treated Charlie like a human being - put took advantage of Charlie's parents?

Dr. Guarino

51

Who believed that Charlie should be loved for who he is and NOT try and make him "normal"

Matt Gordon

52

Where did Matt take Charlie when Rose forced him out of the home?

to Uncle Herman