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 did the dinner guests have in common?

2. Who is Hyde supposedly connected to?

3. What item did the police retrieve from the ashes?

4. Which of these was not located near Hyde's house?

5. What should happen if Jekyll disappears?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Utterson finally has the opportunity to meet Mr. Hyde. What is the overall impression Utterson has of Hyde?

9. Utterson and Enfield come upon a building with no windows and a mysterious door. What is so strange about the door?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

The incident with Utterson and Enfield talking to Jekyll outside the window leads into a use of foreshadowing regarding Jekyll's health and well-being. Utterson and Enfield share a look of horror after Jekyll makes a hasty retreat. The author was trying to tell the reader something. Was the meaning clear? Explain your conclusions.

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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