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. Who accompanied Utterson to Hyde's house?

2. What is another name for Jekyll's laboratory?

3. In which era does the story take place?

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

5. What does Jekyll lie about?

Short Essay Questions

1. Utterson is restless and decides that he must go immediately to Jekyll's house. Why does Utterson go to Jekyll's house?

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

3. As Utterson and Jekyll speak, Utterson notices a drastic change in his friend's demeanor. What causes Jekyll to turn pale?

4. 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?

5. The police take detailed information about the crime with the child. When was the stranger first seen?

6. Utterson and Enfield were discussing Jekyll but Enfield would not speak the doctor's name aloud. Why did Enfield refuse to reveal Jekyll's name?

7. Utterson and Lanyon are relieved when Jekyll takes a break from his ongoing isolation. Who was invited to dinner at Jekyll's house?

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

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

10. What was the condition of Hyde's house when it was inspected?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Dr. Jekyll exhibits peculiar behavior from the very start. How much of this behavior was created by the presence of Hyde? Do you think Jekyll had other personality disorders? If so, what were the symptoms? What could have prevented him from going over the edge?

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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