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

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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. How does Jekyll react when Utterson mentions Hyde?

2. Who narrates the chapter?

3. How much money does the girl's family get?

4. Lanyon feels what has happened to Jekyll?

5. How is the money paid?

Short Essay Questions

1. Utterson and Enfield take a walk and decide to pay a visit to Jekyll. What time of day is it when the men visit Jekyll?

2. What were Utterson and Enfield doing when they spotted Jekyll?

3. A stranger on the street attracted the attention of many bystanders, including Mr. Enfield. Why was Mr. Enfield shocked by the stranger?

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

5. Jekyll insists that while he is a man of science and considered religion as a part of his experiment, he denies that he has developed what trait?

6. While Utterson and Enfield are speaking to Jekyll, a sudden change comes over the doctor. What about Jekyll shocks Utterson?

7. What is it in Jekyll's response that does not convince Utterson or Poole that everything is all right?

8. Jekyll finally reveals his deep dark secret to Lanyon. What is Lanyon's reaction to Jekyll's secret?

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

10. According to Jekyll, who will be visiting Lanyon at his home?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Poole was an important part of Jekyll's house for 20 years. It was Poole's experience that helped him see through Jekyll's attempts at fooling him into believing everything was okay. What might have happened if Poole had not doubted his master? How might the servants have reacted without Poole's leadership?

Essay Topic 2

The author uses a series of flashbacks throughout the book in order to explain the behaviors of some of the characters. Do you think the use of flashback was effective or did it cause a deficiency in the story?

Essay Topic 3

Lanyon struggles with the promise he reluctantly made to Jekyll. What caused Lanyon to make such a promise? Do personal or professional ethics have a bearing on Lanyon's decision? How might you have reacted in the same circumstance?

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