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. How does Hyde come and go from Jekyll's house?

2. How did the police intend to capture Hyde?

3. What's the name of Utterson's clerk?

4. Which of these words is not used to describe Hyde?

5. Where did Hyde live?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

6. As Jekyll remains locked in his lab, he suddenly becomes agitated. Why is Jekyll upset?

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

8. Utterson finally has the opportunity to meet Mr. Hyde. What is the overall impression Utterson has of Hyde?

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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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