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 did the police intend to capture Hyde?

2. The clerk compares which two items?

3. Who is Hyde supposedly connected to?

4. What was the noise heard by the maid?

5. How does Jekyll hear about the murder?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

7. There is speculation that Jekyll's good standing could be destroyed. What might damage Jekyll's reputation?

8. The police take detailed information about the crime with the child. When was the stranger first seen?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jekyll calls on Lanyon's professional ethics to keep his secret regarding the experiment. Lanyon is reluctant to do so. What did Jekyll mean by professional ethics? As a back up, Jekyll also called upon Lanyon's friendship and duty. How would those things persuade Lanyon to agree to remain silent?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Poole had a great deal of influence in the story, in reference to Jekyll, the authority with the household staff, as well as his influence with Utterson. Do you think the characterization of Poole was accurate in the context of the story? Would Poole have been going outside his rank to report to Utterson?

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