Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Test | Final 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. Which of these things was not part of Jekyll's theory?

2. On what day did Lanyon receive the letter from Jekyll?

3. What was the only common factor between Jekyll and Hyde?

4. What was the main question on Lanyon's mind?

5. What became Jekyll's ultimate goal?

Short Essay Questions

1. Jekyll is pale and sickly looking when the men visit. What activity does Utterson suggest to Jekyll?

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

3. How long has Jekyll's strange behavior been going on?

4. The author makes it clear that Hyde was a metaphor. What did Hyde represent?

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

6. Utterson became increasingly upset when his efforts to help Jekyll were denied. Why did Utterson write a letter to Jekyll?

7. Lanyon watches as Jekyll demonstrates his biggest triumph and failure. What is Jekyll's secret?

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

9. Why does Jekyll send a letter to Lanyon?

10. Lanyon made it clear that certain subjects were off the table. Why did Lanyon not want to discuss Jekyll?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

One of the main characters in the book is G.J. Utterson, a lawyer. Utterson works for Dr. Jekyll among other clients and has great insight into his friend of many years. Why was Utterson a good choice as a main character? Do you think the story would have been better without him?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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