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 Jekyll react when Utterson mentions Hyde?

2. Who narrates the chapter?

3. How much money does the girl's family get?

4. Lanyon feels what has happened to Jekyll?

5. How is the money paid?

Short Essay Questions

1. Utterson and Enfield take a walk and decide to pay a visit to Jekyll. What time of day is it when the men visit Jekyll?

2. What were Utterson and Enfield doing when they spotted Jekyll?

3. A stranger on the street attracted the attention of many bystanders, including Mr. Enfield. Why was Mr. Enfield shocked by the stranger?

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

5. Jekyll insists that while he is a man of science and considered religion as a part of his experiment, he denies that he has developed what trait?

6. While Utterson and Enfield are speaking to Jekyll, a sudden change comes over the doctor. What about Jekyll shocks Utterson?

7. What is it in Jekyll's response that does not convince Utterson or Poole that everything is all right?

8. Jekyll finally reveals his deep dark secret to Lanyon. What is Lanyon's reaction to Jekyll's secret?

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

10. According to Jekyll, who will be visiting Lanyon at his home?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Manners and respectability were of the highest order in Victorian times. This can be seen in the way friends disagree as well as Lanyon's reaction to Hyde's impatience and rudeness. Compare and contrast today's societal expectations and allowances when it comes to manners and respectability.

Essay Topic 2

One of the main characters in the book is G.J. Utterson, a lawyer. Utterson works for Dr. Jekyll among other clients and has great insight into his friend of many years. Why was Utterson a good choice as a main character? Do you think the story would have been better without him?

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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