In "Flowers for Algernon", what kind of test did Burt give Charlie? What was the result?

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Burt gives Charlie two kinds of tests, The first is an ink-blot test where Charlie is asked what he sees and sometimes to make up a story about what he sees in a series of ink blots on a page. In the second test, Burt asks Charlies to draw his way out of a maze on a piece of paper while Algernon finds his way out of a real maze. At first, Charlie hates the test because Algernon always wins. However, after his operation, Charlie finally beats Algernon which shows he is becoming more and more intelligent. The operation seems to have been a success.

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