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 Hyde come and go from Jekyll's house?

2. What might come out at Hyde's trial?

3. What does Utterson suspect the relationship is between Jekyll and Hyde?

4. What causes Utterson to go to Dr. Jekyll's house?

5. Why is Utterson disturbed?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Utterson and Jekyll manage to get some time alone at the end of the evening. What topic did Utterson broach with Jekyll?

3. 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?

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

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

6. Utterson attempts to speak with Jekyll about his isolation and obvious distress. What does Jekyll refuse to talk about?

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

8. As a friend and attorney, Utterson frequently helped Jekyll with legal matters. Why is Utterson disturbed by Jekyll's will?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Poole was an important part of Jekyll's house for 20 years. It was Poole's experience that helped him see through Jekyll's attempts at fooling him into believing everything was okay. What might have happened if Poole had not doubted his master? How might the servants have reacted without Poole's leadership?

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