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. What trait is highly sought after in the time of the book?

2. Who identified the victim?

3. Approximately how much time passed before the murder took place?

4. How did Enfield describe Hyde to Utterson?

5. What did the dinner guests have in common?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. As a friend and attorney, Utterson frequently helped Jekyll with legal matters. Why is Utterson disturbed by Jekyll's will?

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

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

8. There is speculation that Jekyll's good standing could be destroyed. What might damage Jekyll's reputation?

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

10. A maid sitting in an upstairs window witnesses the murder of Sir Carew. Why did the maid wait so long to contact the police?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Guest was an expert in handwriting analysis. Guest was the first to recognize that the writing styles of Jekyll and Hyde were almost identical. When questioned, Guest claims that Jekyll is not mad. Explain how Guest came about the conclusion regarding Jekyll's sanity and how the mental state changed Jekyll's handwriting.

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

Poole was bound by duty to honor Jekyll's wishes. However, after Poole was convinced that there was something seriously wrong with Jekyll, the butler violated his confidences and approached Utterson. Do you think the decision was difficult for Poole to make? Was it the right decision? How might the ending have changed if Poole had not interfered?

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