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 promise does Jekyll extract from Utterson?

2. Who is Hyde supposedly connected to?

3. Who witnessed the murder?

4. What was used as the murder weapon?

5. What color was the victim's hair?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Jekyll presents a strong argument for Utterson to respect his wishes regarding the will. What causes Utterson to finally concede to Jekyll's will?

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

7. G.J. Utterson is a lawyer who appears in the first part of the book. Given Utterson's occupation, what is unusual about his behavior?

8. Utterson's feeling of dread begins to strengthen. What convinces Utterson that Jekyll is in big trouble?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Several of the characters describe Hyde as possessing a deformity without actually being deformed. What did the people mean by that statement? Was it a physical, emotional or spiritual malady? What about Hyde made him appear deformed?

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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