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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 evidence does Jekyll give to Utterson?

2. The author says that the lamps glittered like...

3. Who has a copy of Jekyll's will?

4. The clerk compares which two items?

5. Who admitted Utterson to Jekyll's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Although Utterson was a quiet man who was not prone to being the center of attention, people seemed to flock to him. Why did people like to be in Utterson's company?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Dr. Jekyll exhibits peculiar behavior from the very start. How much of this behavior was created by the presence of Hyde? Do you think Jekyll had other personality disorders? If so, what were the symptoms? What could have prevented him from going over the edge?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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