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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Character
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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Character

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This senior high school English Literature quiz takes a look at character. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson has very few named characters, most of whom form part of Dr Jekyll’s close social circle. With the exception of Mr Poole, Jekyll’s butler, and Mr Bradshaw, another of his servants, most of the characters are professional men. Dr Lanyon and Mr Utterson are long-time friends of Dr Jekyll and are both deeply concerned for his well-being.

1.
Which of the following does NOT describe Dr Lanyon?
Easily excitable
Friendly
Sceptical
Loyal
Dr Lanyon's skepticism, as a man of science, encourages Dr Jekyll to demonstrate his discovery rather than merely to tell the other doctor about it. The incident ruins the old friendship between the men before killing Dr Lanyon fairly swiftly through shock
2.
Which of the following does NOT describe Mr Utterson's approach to friendship?
"His affections, like ivy, were the growth of time; they implied no aptness in the object"
"His friends were those of his own blood or those whom he had known the longest"
"It is the mark of a modest man to accept his friendly circle ready-made from the hands of opportunity"
(Spoken of Dr Jekyll) "I continue to take an interest in him for old sake's sake, as they say"
Mr Utterson is presented as an indiscriminate, though loyal, friend. He becomes friends with people through knowing them long enough. The last answer is spoken by Dr Lanyon
3.
"A large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty, with something of a slyish cast perhaps, but every mark of capacity and kindness." The words depict which character?
Dr Jekyll
Mr Hyde
Dr Lanyon
Mr Poole
The only hint of the Hyde character simmering beneath the surface is the reference to Jekyll's "slyish" look
4.
Which of the following does NOT apply to Mr Hyde as a description?
Violent
Animal-like
Furtive
Open
Mr Hyde tries to remain hidden. His movements are quick and often compared to those of various animals
5.
Which of the following best describes the effect Mr Hyde's appearance has upon others?
His appearance seems deformed in an indiscernible way
His appearance inspires disgust
His appearance makes them afraid
All of the above
Those who see him feel fear and disgust, and have a sense that he is deformed, but are unable to explain how and why his appearance makes them feel this way
6.
"Quite so, sir. Well, when that masked thing like a monkey jumped from among the chemicals and whipped into the cabinet, it went down my spine like ice. O, I know it's not evidence, Mr Utterson; I'm book-learned enough for that; but a man has his feelings, and I give you my bible-word it was Mr Hyde!" What does this dialog tell the reader about Mr Poole?
He is haughty and ill-educated
He is humble and irreligious
He is humble and intuitive
He is haughty and uncaring
Mr Poole understands that a lawyer such as Utterson requires evidence; the butler humbly presents his case with passion and conviction
7.
"Where Utterson was liked, he was liked well. Hosts loved to detain the dry lawyer, when the light-hearted and the loose-tongued had already their foot on the threshold; they liked to sit awhile in his unobtrusive company, practicing for solitude, sobering their minds in the man's rich silence after the expense and strain of gaiety." What do hosts value about Mr Utterson?
His gossip
His gaiety
His silence
His light-heartedness
Mr Utterson brings a sense of calm, a steadiness. He is a good companion, who listens without being afraid to challenge his friends
8.
What is the reason for Mr Hyde's small size in comparison to Dr Jekyll?
He is malnourished
He is less developed
He is ill
The novel presents evil natures as weaker than good natures
Dr Jekyll says that his evil side is less well-developed, therefore smaller and younger, than his "good" side. Mr Hyde quickly grows in strength and stature over time
9.
Which of following describes Dr Jekyll in his youth?
Steady
Bullying
Downtrodden
Wild
Mr Utterson remembers Dr Jekyll as a wild young man. In his own confession, Jekyll describes himself as having a "gaiety of disposition"
10.
Who enjoys going for a Sunday walk with Mr Utterson?
Dr Jekyll
Dr Lanyon
Mr Poole
Mr Enfield
Stevenson describes the two men's Sunday walks humorously as being greatly appreciated by each man despite their apparent boredom during the activity
Author:  Sheri Smith

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