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 does Utterson suspect the relationship is between Jekyll and Hyde?

2. The stranger reminds the man of whom?

3. What is Jekyll accused of?

4. What is Jekyll's title?

5. What item did the police retrieve from the ashes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Utterson and Newcomen visit Hyde's SoHo residence. What was strange about Hyde's servants' observations?

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

3. Utterson is relieved but not reassured by Jekyll's promise to never do something ever again. What does Jekyll say he would never do again?

4. How does Hyde react when Utterson says that their mutual friend is Jekyll?

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

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

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

8. What was Utterson's issue with Jekyll's legal business?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Jekyll calls on Lanyon's professional ethics to keep his secret regarding the experiment. Lanyon is reluctant to do so. What did Jekyll mean by professional ethics? As a back up, Jekyll also called upon Lanyon's friendship and duty. How would those things persuade Lanyon to agree to remain silent?

Essay Topic 3

The case takes on a more serious tone when Inspector Newcomen from Scotland Yard enters the scene. Explain why Scotland Yard would become involved in the crime and how the agency's resources may have been more successful than those of the local police.

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