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. Why does Utterson go to Jekyll's house?

2. How is the money paid?

3. The clerk possessed what special skill?

4. What object gave away the identity of the murderer?

5. The stranger reminds the man of whom?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

10. Utterson and Newcomen visit Hyde's SoHo residence. What was strange about Hyde's servants' observations?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The case takes on a more serious tone when Inspector Newcomen from Scotland Yard enters the scene. Explain why Scotland Yard would become involved in the crime and how the agency's resources may have been more successful than those of the local police.

Essay Topic 2

Several of the characters describe Hyde as possessing a deformity without actually being deformed. What did the people mean by that statement? Was it a physical, emotional or spiritual malady? What about Hyde made him appear deformed?

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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