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Flowers for Algernon

Common Core Summative Assessment Practice

Flowers for Algernon is best described as:

a) science fiction

b) traditional literature

c) first person narrative fiction

d) told by a third person narrator

e) expository text

The author is:

a) Sharon Creech

b) Jack London

c) T.S. Eliot

d) Gary Paulsen

e) Daniel Keyes

f) William Carlos Williams

Who is the main protagonist?

a) Dr. Nemur

b) Joe Carp

c) Charlie

d) Burt

e) Miss. Kinnian

Circle all the elements of setting:

a) the laboratory

b) Charlie’s apartment

c) Algernon dies

d) night class

e) the year 1965

f) Charlie’s friends make fun of him

g) Miss Kinnian recommends Charlie for a scientific study

h) chronological time

You may not know the denotative (dictionary) definition of the word “shrew,” but in the sentence (pg 233) "I remember hearing Burt say that Dr. Nemur had a shrew of a wife who was pushing him all the time to get things published so that he could be come famous," the connotative (implied) meaning is that she is (RL8.4):

a) nice

b) loyal

c) witchy

d) awkward

e) dishonest

What would be an accurate primary theme (RL8.2)?

a) If you lie often, no one will believe you when you tell the truth.

b) When man plays God, people can get hurt.

c) Successful people get a good education.

d) Friendship depends on sacrifice.

e) Death is part of life

If you were going to chose an idiom or cliche as the theme, which one below would work the best (RL8.2)?

a) You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.

b) Ignorance is bliss

c) Sometimes it rains cats and dogs.

d) Don't hide under a rock.

e) There is no such thing as a free lunch.

f) It takes two to tango.

Name one specific conflict. Identify whether it is 1) man vs man 2) man vs self 3) man vs environment:

Identify the main climax in Flowers for Algernon:

An analogy is a comparison of two things that are alike in some way. Shakespeare wrote: “It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” If this were a theme, how could it be applied to Flowers for Algernon (make an analogy RL8.4)?

When Charlie realizes his friends make fun of him, he feels “naked” and “ashamed.” What story in the traditional religious text, the Bible, is this alluding to (RI8.4)?

Explain the Bible analogy (RI8.4):

Charlie said that time passed “as if sand through my fingers.” This  is an example of what figurative/poetic device (RL8.4)?