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. Who witnessed the murder?

2. How long is it before Utterson sees Jekyll?

3. What is the occasion for the meeting?

4. What is the name of the lawyer's friend?

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

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. As Utterson and Jekyll speak, Utterson notices a drastic change in his friend's demeanor. What causes Jekyll to turn pale?

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

9. What object cemented Utterson's theory that the murderer was Hyde?

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

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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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