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 did the made recognize on the street?

2. What is the initial thought regarding the stranger's relationship with Jekyll?

3. What should happen if Jekyll disappears?

4. How did the police intend to capture Hyde?

5. Who accompanied Utterson to Hyde's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What object cemented Utterson's theory that the murderer was Hyde?

2. Why does Jekyll send a letter to Lanyon?

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

4. How long has Jekyll's strange behavior been going on?

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

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

7. Why was Utterson so confused by Jekyll's return to seclusion?

8. Jekyll's behavior has become increasingly strange. Why does Poole visit Utterson?

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

10. Poole is frantic when he visits Utterson. How does Utterson respond to Poole's concerns?

Essay 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

Several of the characters describe Hyde as possessing a deformity without actually being deformed. What did the people mean by that statement? Was it a physical, emotional or spiritual malady? What about Hyde made him appear deformed?

Essay Topic 3

Good and evil is a main theme in the book. The author uses physical descriptions and allusions to the difference in people depending on whether they embrace good or evil. Explore some of the differences and their meanings in regard to the theme.

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