2 In what setting does the opening of the chapter take place? a. Mr. Utterson’s houseb. Dr. Jekyll’s housec. Mr. Enfield’s housed. Mr. Lanyon’s houseANSWER: a. Mr. Utterson’s house (See p. 45)
3 Questions 2-5 refer to the following passage, found on pp. 45-46. The will was holograph, for Mr. Utterson, though he took charge of it now that it was made, had refused to lend the least assistance in the making of it; it provided not only that, in case of the decease of Henry Jekyll, M.D., D.C.L., LL.D., F.R.S., &c., all his possessions were to pass into the hands of his “friend and benefactor Edward Hyde,” but that in case of Dr. Jekyll’s “disappearance or unexplained absence for any period exceeding three calendar months,” the said Edward Hyde should step into the said Henry Jekyll’s shoes without further delay and free from any burthen or obligation, beyond the payment of a few small sums to the members of the doctor’s household.
4 2. What does holograph mean? a. Theology. Utterson’s austere Sunday evening routineb. Wholly written by the person inwhose name it appearsc. An unsubstantial image projectedinto spaced. A will, or last testamentANSWER: b. Wholly written by the person in whose name it appears. (Mr. Utterson refused to lend any assistance in the writing of it. Remember Verbomania!: holo = whole; graph = write)
5 What does D.C.L. probably mean? a. Doctor of Medicine b. Doctor of Civil Lawc. Doctor of Lawsd. Fellow of the RoyalSocietyANSWER: b. Doctor of Civil Law
6 To whom did Dr. Jekyll will all of his possessions? a. Utterson b. Enfieldc. Lanyond. HydeANSWER: d. Hyde
7 passage, should be “free from any burthen or obligation”? What or who, in the abovepassage, should be “free fromany burthen or obligation”?a. Henry Jekyllb. Edward Hydec. Members of the doctor’shouseholdd. The paymentANSWER: b. Edward Hyde
8 What is the main reason Utterson goes to Lanyon’s house?a. Because Lanyon is a friend of Dr. Jekyllb. Because he wants to find out if Lanyonknows anything about Mr. Hydec. Because he wants to tell Lanyon aboutwhat he knows concerning Mr. Hyded. Because he suspects that Mr. Hydelives thereANSWER: b. Because he wants to find out if Lanyon knows anything about Mr. Hyde (see p. 46).
9 Questions 7-9 refer to the following passage, found on p. 47. Lanyon tells Utterson: “It is more than ten years since Henry Jekyll became too fanciful for me. He began to go wrong, wrong in mind; and though of course I continue to take an interest in him for old sake’s sake as they say, I see and I have seen devilish little of the man. Such unscientific balderdash,” added the doctor, flushing suddenly purple, “would have estranged Damon and Pythias.”
10 7. In the above passage, what is the intended meaning of the word fanciful?a. fancyb. effeminatec. beyond the realm ofreality and/or sanityd. devilishly insaneANSWER: c. Beyond the realm of reality and/or sanity
11 In the above passage, what is the intended meaning of the word balderdash?a. nonsenseb. nightmaresc. proofsd. campaignsANSWER: a. nonsense
12 In the above passage, what is the intended effect of the allusion to Damon and Pythias?a. To emphasize the fact that unscientific balderdashlike Jekyll’s should have gotten him jailed andcondemned to death.b. To push the notion that Jekyll’s unscientificbalderdash was so absurd that it would have beenenough to alienate the two closest friends in ancientGreek history.c. To emphasize the point that unscientific balderdashis not something for which a friend should risk hislife.d. To push the notion that such unscientificbalderdash is enough to estrange even dreamyphilosophers.ANSWER: b. To push the notion that Jekyll’s unscientific balderdash was so absurd that it would have been enough to alienate the two closest friends in ancient Greek history.
13 10. What is the meaning of the word gross in these sentences from p. 48? “Six o’clock struck on the bells of the church that was so conveniently near to Mr. Utterson’s dwelling, and still he was digging at the problem. Hitherto it had touched him on the intellectual side alone; but now his imagination also was engaged or rather enslaved; and as he lay and tossed in the gross darkness of the night and the curtained room, Mr. Enfield’s tale went by before his mind in a scroll of lighted pictures.”a. disgustingb. deepc. totald. grotesqueANSWER: b. deep
14 When the narrator refers to “his friend” in this passage from p. 48, to whom is he referring?“Or else he would see a room in a rich house, where his friend lay asleep, dreaming and smiling at his dreams; and then the door of that room would be opened, the curtains of the bed plucked apart, the sleeper recalled, and lo! There would stand by his side a figure to whom power was given, and even at that dead hour, he must rise and do its bidding. “a. Jekyllb. Hydec. Enfieldd. Lanyone. UttersonANSWER: a. Jekyll
15 12. How does Utterson meet Mr. Hyde? a. He goes to Dr. Jekyll’s house andthe servant introduces them.b. He waits outside of the doorEnfield identified at all hours of theday and night until Hyde arrives.c. He sees him trample a little girl andmakes a citizen’s arrest.d. He follows him home one nightfrom work and then introduceshimself.ANSWER: b. He waits outside the door Enfield identified at all hours of the day and night until Hyde arrives. (See p. 49.)
16 Which one of the following figures is NOT used to describe Mr. Hyde? a. A cave-dwellerb. Damonc. Satand. A JuggernautANSWER: b. Damon. If you recall, Damon and Pythias were compared to Lanyon and Jekyll on p Hyde is compared to a troglodyte (caveman) on p. 52, his face is said to have “Satan’s signature” on p. 52, and is referred to as a Juggernaut on pp. 40 and 48.
17 What does Poole say about Hyde’s activities on pp. 53-54? a. That he behaves like an odious villain.b. That he comes and goes like a ghost.c. That he never eats in the main house, andhe enters and leaves through Jekyll’sscience lab.d. That he has blackmailed Dr. Jekyll, andthat he used his information to makeJekyll write him into his will.e. That he has cancer and wants Jekyll tocure him.ANSWER: c. That he never eats in the main house, and he enters and leaves through Jekyll’s science lab.
18 What does Utterson plan to do for his friend, Harry Jekyll? a. Find out all of Hyde’s dirtysecrets so that he can spareJekyll from being blackmailedby Hyde.b. Rewrite the will.c. Ask Jekyll if he can help him.d. Destroy the will.ANSWER: a. Find out all of Hyde’s dirty secrets so that he can spare Jekyll from being blackmailed by Hyde. See p. 54.