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. The clerk compares which two items?

2. Who narrates the chapter?

3. When is Hyde first spotted?

4. What was the noise heard by the maid?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Utterson's issue with Jekyll's legal business?

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

3. Utterson attempts to speak with Jekyll about his isolation and obvious distress. What does Jekyll refuse to talk about?

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

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

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

7. What is the butler's response when Utterson asks him about Hyde?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Poole was bound by duty to honor Jekyll's wishes. However, after Poole was convinced that there was something seriously wrong with Jekyll, the butler violated his confidences and approached Utterson. Do you think the decision was difficult for Poole to make? Was it the right decision? How might the ending have changed if Poole had not interfered?

Essay Topic 2

Every person who sees Edward Hyde is paralyzed by fear and revulsion. None of the people who see Hyde's face can accurately describe it except to say that the man has an air of deformity without being deformed. What do you think they meant? Explain your opinion of Hyde's appearance.

Essay Topic 3

Good and evil is a main theme in the book. The author uses physical descriptions and allusions to the difference in people depending on whether they embrace good or evil. Explore some of the differences and their meanings in regard to the theme.

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