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 Carew's first name?

2. The stranger reminds the man of whom?

3. How does Jekyll react when Utterson mentions Hyde?

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

5. How is the money paid?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Utterson's feeling of dread begins to strengthen. What convinces Utterson that Jekyll is in big trouble?

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

6. 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?

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

8. 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?

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

10. Utterson and Lanyon are relieved when Jekyll takes a break from his ongoing isolation. Who was invited to dinner at Jekyll's house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

The author describes Sir Danvers Carew's murder in horrifying detail. The maid claims that she heard Carew's bones shattering from her window. Is it possible to hear bones shatter from that distance? What other sounds might the maid have heard as she witnessed the crime?

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