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 might come out at Hyde's trial?

2. To whom does Utterson speak about Jekyll?

3. Who narrates the chapter?

4. Jekyll says that his fears cannot be amended by...

5. What item did Jekyll burn?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Jekyll was careful to document his scientific experiments. The rest of the tale was told through correspondence from Lanyon and Jekyll. Explore how the story might have ended if those documents did not exist? Why is it important to record history?

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