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

2. Who admitted Utterson to Jekyll's house?

3. How did the police intend to capture Hyde?

4. What term does Lanyon use to describe Jekyll's experiments?

5. Jekyll refers to Lanyon as being...

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Utterson visits Jekyll and is shown the note from Hyde. What does Jekyll lie to Utterson about?

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

7. Shortly after Carew's murder took place, Utterson was notified. Why did the police contact Utterson?

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

9. The street was deserted when the murder took place. How was the murderer first identified?

10. What was Utterson's issue with Jekyll's legal business?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As a lawyer, Utterson was required to maintain confidences. Utterson also had a great degree of integrity and therefore obeyed the orders to leave certain documents sealed until the specified time. What might have happened if Utterson had not honored the requests? How might it have affected his business and integrity?

Essay Topic 2

Jekyll became obsessed with uncovering the dual nature of man. How did he come upon the idea to try and separate the good and evil parts of the human being? What methods might he have tried before resorting to the chemical compound?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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