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1 Flowers for Algernon Review Team Bluff

2 Rules for Bluff 1.Students are divided in teams of 4-7 players, seated together. 2.The teacher will put a review question on the screen. Everyone is to answer for him or herself--NO TALKING. Members of the team at bat stand up if they know the answer or stay seated if they dont. The teacher will choose which of the players standing to call upon, and the teams score for that round is based on: Correct answer--score +2 points per person standing Wrong answer--score -1 point per person standing 3. If people are talking at any unauthorized time, their team could lose points. The winning team has the highest score.

3 1. Name Charlies two doctors who are in charge of the experiment.

4 Dr. Strauss and Dr. Nemur

5 2. What is the name of Charlies landlady?

6 Mrs. Flynn

7 3. Why does Charlie consent to be part of the experiment (two reasons required)?

8 3.Why does Charlie consent to be part of the experiment? Because he has always wanted to be smart and he wants to be closer to other people by being able to understand them better.

9 4. What work does Charlie do?

10 Hes a janitor.

11 5. What is the name of Charlies teacher from night school?

12 Miss Kinnian

13 6. What is a Rorshacht test?

14 An inkblot test.

15 7. By which method of characterization do we know that Charlie is motivated? Explain.

16 7.By which method of characterization do we know that Charlie is motivated? Other characters opinions--Miss Kinnian and the doctors think he is motivated. Characters actions--we see him trying his best to succeed

17 9. Who has a demanding wife?

18 Dr. Nemur

19 10. Name one of Charlies co- workers (first and last name).

20 Joe Carp, Frank Reilly, Fanny Girden

21 11. Why does Charlie stop working (the first time, not counting his recovery from the operation)?

22 All his co-workers but one sign a petition to ask to have him fired.

23 12. Whats the name of the lab technician in charge of the experimental animals?

24 Burt

25 13. How old is Charlie?

26 37 years old

27 15. Whats the name Charlie uses for the game he plays with Algernon?

28 Amazed

29 16. Whats some evidence that Joe and Frank change their attitude towards Charlie at the end of the story?

30 They stand up for him against the new workers teasing.

31 17. Science should be guided by ethics is an example of a _________ that applies to the story. {Hint: This is a lesson the reader learns from the story.}

32 theme

33 20. Whats the name of the white mouse that is the most successful animal subject?

34 Algernon

35 18. Whats the name of the local bar where Charlie went with Joe and Frank?

36 Muggsys Saloon

37 21. Give one reason why Dr. Nemur reluctantly agrees to use Charlie as subject of their operation.

38 *Ms. Kinnian recommended him *Hes highly motivated to do well; he attended night school and learned to read better on his own

39 22. Whats the basic definition of science fiction?

40 A story based on real or imagined advances in science or technology

41 23. Name three typical subjects for science fiction stories.

42 *space or time travel *encounter with non-humans or aliens *utopian/disutopian societies *possible human futures *advances in science

43 24. The conflict of a science fiction story is typically ______________.

44 24. The conflict of a science fiction story is typically ______________. Character vs society

45 25. Give two reasons why Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction story.

46 *Advances in technology (the operation) *Possible human futures (the doctors plan to use the operation widely if its successful) *Character vs society conflict (Charlie is an outcast when hes brilliant)

47 26. What event that Charlie witnesses decide him in a focus for his work during his brief time as a genius?

48 A retarded busboy breaks some dishes and gets mocked by the restaurant customers.

49 27. During the last entry in his journal, Charlie plans what action?

50 To leave NY to live some place else.

51 28. What is the point of view of this story?

52 First person by Charlie

53 29. Where does the title Flowers for Algernon come from?

54 In his final journal entry before he leaves, he asks whoever reads his words to put flowers on Algernons grave in his backyard.

55 30. Define mood in literature.

56 Mood is the storys atmosphere, the feeling the reader gets from reading.

57 31. Give a mood word that applies to this quote and tell why you chose that word. Now my mind is deteriorating rapidly. I wont let it happen. Ill fight it. I cant help thinking of the boy in the restaurant, the blank expression, the silly smile. No--please--not that again….

58 31. Give a mood word that applies to this quote and tell why you chose that word. Now my mind is deteriorating rapidly. I wont let it happen. Ill fight it. I cant help thinking of the boy in the restaurant, the blank expression, the silly smile. No--please--not that again…. The mood here is sorrowful, heart- rending, and hopeless. I feel this because I feel sympathy for Charlies pain and I know his intellectual decline cant be stopped.

59 32. Name two examples of relationships with people that become worse for Charlie as he becomes more intelligent.

60 Ms Kinnian--he falls in love with her but surpasses her mentally. Co-workers--they cant accept the changes and ask for him to be fired Doctors--they feel inferior to Charlie when hes a genius

61 33. Give an example of foreshadowing in the story.

62 Algernons mental decline and death foreshadow that Charlie wont stay intelligent.

63 34. Desribe three types of irony.

64 34. Describe three types of irony. *situational irony--when the storys circumstances have an unexpected twist in them *verbal irony--when a character says the opposite of what he means *dramatic irony--when the reader knows something a character doesnt know

65 35. Give an example of irony in Flowers for Algernon. Identify its type.

66 * situational irony--Charlie expects to have better relationships with people when he gets smarter, and actually he becomes more isolated from everyone *dramatic irony--we know Charlies friends are teasing him but at first he is clueless

67 36. Tell why the first person point of view improves this story.

68 First person from Charlies point of view allows the reader to have a demonstration of his changing intelligence as he tells his story.


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