Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. If science is related to intellect than heresy is related to

2. What is the name of Jekyll's butler?

3. Utterson begs Jekyll to reveal what?

4. Who narrates the chapter?

5. How does Hyde come and go from Jekyll's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Poole is frantic when he visits Utterson. How does Utterson respond to Poole's concerns?

2. G.J. Utterson is a lawyer who appears in the first part of the book. Given Utterson's occupation, what is unusual about his behavior?

3. Utterson and Enfield are old friends but it is revealed that they are also related. What is their relation?

4. Utterson decides to go to see Jekyll immediately. How does Jekyll react when Utterson tries to see him?

5. The letter states that Lanyon can expect a certain event to happen after he fulfills Jekyll's request. What will happen at midnight?

6. Although spectators were aghast, Jekyll did not know why. How did Jekyll avoid knowing how Hyde affected his image?

7. Although Utterson was a quiet man who was not prone to being the center of attention, people seemed to flock to him. Why did people like to be in Utterson's company?

8. Why does Jekyll send a letter to Lanyon?

9. Jekyll is pale and sickly looking when the men visit. What activity does Utterson suggest to Jekyll?

10. Why was Utterson hesitant to bring up Lanyon's failing health?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Jekyll became obsessed with uncovering the dual nature of man. How did he come upon the idea to try and separate the good and evil parts of the human being? What methods might he have tried before resorting to the chemical compound?

Essay Topic 2

Several of the characters describe Hyde as possessing a deformity without actually being deformed. What did the people mean by that statement? Was it a physical, emotional or spiritual malady? What about Hyde made him appear deformed?

Essay Topic 3

One of the main characters in the book is G.J. Utterson, a lawyer. Utterson works for Dr. Jekyll among other clients and has great insight into his friend of many years. Why was Utterson a good choice as a main character? Do you think the story would have been better without him?

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