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. Who did the stranger terrorize?

2. What was used as the murder weapon?

3. What evidence does Jekyll give to Utterson?

4. How does Jekyll react when Utterson mentions Hyde?

5. What does Utterson believe were Hyde's intentions?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Utterson so confused by Jekyll's return to seclusion?

2. Although spectators were aghast, Jekyll did not know why. How did Jekyll avoid knowing how Hyde affected his image?

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

4. 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?

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

6. 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?

7. After Lanyon died, Utterson received a sealed envelope from his old friend. How did Utterson react to the bequest from Lanyon?

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

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

10. The letter states that Lanyon can expect a certain event to happen after he fulfills Jekyll's request. What will happen at midnight?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lanyon struggles with the promise he reluctantly made to Jekyll. What caused Lanyon to make such a promise? Do personal or professional ethics have a bearing on Lanyon's decision? How might you have reacted in the same circumstance?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Poole was an important part of Jekyll's house for 20 years. It was Poole's experience that helped him see through Jekyll's attempts at fooling him into believing everything was okay. What might have happened if Poole had not doubted his master? How might the servants have reacted without Poole's leadership?

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