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

2. Where do the old friends meet?

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

4. Utterson begs Jekyll to reveal what?

5. Mr. Enfield has a rule about what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. Jekyll presents a strong argument for Utterson to respect his wishes regarding the will. What causes Utterson to finally concede to Jekyll's will?

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

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

10. How does Hyde react when Utterson says that their mutual friend is Jekyll?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

As a lawyer, Utterson was required to maintain confidences. Utterson also had a great degree of integrity and therefore obeyed the orders to leave certain documents sealed until the specified time. What might have happened if Utterson had not honored the requests? How might it have affected his business and integrity?

Essay Topic 2

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?

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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