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. The author says that the lamps glittered like...

2. Utterson originally thought Jekyll's will was madness. Now the man thinks it might be...

3. What is Hyde's first name?

4. The stranger reminds the man of whom?

5. What might come out at Hyde's trial?

Short Essay Questions

1. Utterson attempts to speak with Jekyll about his isolation and obvious distress. What does Jekyll refuse to talk about?

2. The traumatized family received money for their troubles. Who wrote the check?

3. Jekyll presents a strong argument for Utterson to respect his wishes regarding the will. What causes Utterson to finally concede to Jekyll's will?

4. Why does Utterson pay a visit to Dr. Lanyon?

5. What is the butler's response when Utterson asks him about Hyde?

6. Shortly after Carew's murder took place, Utterson was notified. Why did the police contact Utterson?

7. As Jekyll remains locked in his lab, he suddenly becomes agitated. Why is Jekyll upset?

8. Utterson and Jekyll manage to get some time alone at the end of the evening. What topic did Utterson broach with Jekyll?

9. The street was deserted when the murder took place. How was the murderer first identified?

10. Utterson and Enfield come upon a building with no windows and a mysterious door. What is so strange about the door?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The incident with Utterson and Enfield talking to Jekyll outside the window leads into a use of foreshadowing regarding Jekyll's health and well-being. Utterson and Enfield share a look of horror after Jekyll makes a hasty retreat. The author was trying to tell the reader something. Was the meaning clear? Explain your conclusions.

Essay Topic 2

Jekyll stated that the only basic function he and Hyde shared was their memory. How is it possible that the rest of the two personalities could completely disconnect? If possible, compare that theory to a modern-day criminal.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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