Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Test | Lesson Plans 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 Jekyll react when Utterson mentions Hyde?

2. Who narrates the chapter?

3. How much money does the girl's family get?

4. Lanyon feels what has happened to Jekyll?

5. How is the money paid?

Short Essay Questions

1. Utterson and Enfield take a walk and decide to pay a visit to Jekyll. What time of day is it when the men visit Jekyll?

2. What were Utterson and Enfield doing when they spotted Jekyll?

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

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

5. Jekyll insists that while he is a man of science and considered religion as a part of his experiment, he denies that he has developed what trait?

6. While Utterson and Enfield are speaking to Jekyll, a sudden change comes over the doctor. What about Jekyll shocks Utterson?

7. What is it in Jekyll's response that does not convince Utterson or Poole that everything is all right?

8. Jekyll finally reveals his deep dark secret to Lanyon. What is Lanyon's reaction to Jekyll's secret?

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

10. According to Jekyll, who will be visiting Lanyon at his home?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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.

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