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Chapter 3: Dr. Jekyll Was Quite At Ease pp. 56-58. 1. Why do most people tend to like Utterson even though he is a “dry lawyer” (p. 56)? a. Because he is respected in society. b. Because he sympathizes with their problems. c. Because he doesn’t talk much.

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Chapter 3 dr jekyll was quite at ease pp 56 58

Chapter 3: Dr. Jekyll Was Quite At Ease

pp. 56-58


Chapter 3 dr jekyll was quite at ease pp 56 58

  • 1. Why do most people tend to like Utterson even though he is a “dry lawyer” (p. 56)?

  • a. Because he is respected in society.

  • b. Because he sympathizes with their problems.

  • c. Because he doesn’t talk much.

  • d. Because he is friendly.


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  • 2. On p. 58, we find the statement: “But I do sincerely take a great, a very great interest in that young man; and if I am taken away, Utterson, I wish you to promise me that you will bear with him and get his rights for him.”

  • Who is the speaker and who is the young man?

  • a. Jekyll: Hyde

  • b. Hyde: Jekyll

  • c. Lanyon: Hyde

  • d. Jekyll: Lanyon


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  • 3. Reread the passage on page 57that begins “O, I know he’s a good fellow—you needn’t frown—an excellent fellow, and I always mean to see more him. . . .”

  • What is the antecedent of him? (An antecedent is the proper noun to which the pronoun in question is referring.)

  • a. Jekyll

  • b. Utterson

  • c. Hyde

  • d. Lanyon


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  • 4. At the top of page 57, what is the intended meaning of “hide-bound” man?

  • a. Contemptuous

  • b. Inflexible

  • c. Protective

  • d. Ready to attack


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  • 5. How does Dr. Jekyll react when Mr. Utterson brings up the subject of Mr. Hyde?

  • a. He reveals in full detail his relationship with Hyde.

  • b. He talks sympathetically about him, but would rather not discuss it.

  • c. Dr. Jekyll is extremely angry and falls into a rage.

  • d. Dr. Jekyll leaves in order to evade any more questioning.


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  • 6. In the following passage from p. 57, what does Utterson believe Jekyll must confess?

  • “’Jekyll,’ said Utterson, ‘you know me: I am a man to be trusted. Make a clean breast of this in confidence, and I make no doubt I can get you out of it.”

  • a. That Jekyll has contracted a serious disease and needs help.

  • b. That Jekyll is in trouble with the law and needs Utterson’s legal help to free himself.

  • c. That Jekyll is being blackmailed by Hyde for some thoughtless crime in his past.

  • d. That Jekyll is consorting with Hyde on some suspicious and questionable matter.


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  • 7. Why does Mr. Utterson visit Dr. Jekyll?

  • a. To learn more about Mr. Hyde.

  • b. To confront Dr. Jekyll about his new friend.

  • c. To convince Dr. Jekyll to change his will.

  • d. To let Dr. Jekyll know of the horrid condition of his “sinister building.”


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  • 8. What rhetorical device is used in Jekyll’s final statement, “I only ask for justice; I only ask you to help him for my sake, when I am no longer here” ? (p. 58)

  • a. Dramatic irony

  • b. Foreshadowing

  • c. Allusion

  • d. Satire


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  • 9. How did Dr. Jekyll’s tone change from the beginning of his conversation with Utterson to the end?

  • a. It did not change.

  • b. Jekyll went from pleasant to agitated to pleading.

  • c. Jekyll went from happy to enraged to apologetic.

  • d. Jekyll went from gay to embarrassed to relaxed.


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  • 10. Which of the following phrases does NOT make use of a metaphor?

  • a. “Make a clean breast of this. . . .” (p. 57)

  • b. “. . . put your good heart at rest. . . .” (p. 58)

  • c. “It would be a weight off my mind. . . .” (p. 58)

  • d. “I never saw a man so distressed as you were by my will; unless it were that hide-bound pedant.” (p.57)

  • e. “The moment I choose, I can be rid of Mr. Hyde. I give you my hand upon that.” (p. 58)

  • f. “This is a private matter, and I beg of you to let it sleep.” (p. 58)


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  • 11. What would Dr. Jekyll expect from Utterson in regards to Hyde, should Dr. Jekyll die?

  • a. That Utterson would find Hyde a new situation (job and place to live).

  • b. That Utterson would help Hyde escape to England.

  • c. That Utterson would help Hyde sign away his rights.

  • d. none of the above


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  • 12. On p. 56, we find this statement: “To this rule, Dr. Jekyll was no exception”. To what is “this rule” referring the most?

  • a. That Utterson often stays later than everyone else in order to talk with Dr. Jekyll.

  • b. That Utterson is well liked.

  • c. That the guests use Utterson to sober up and calm down.

  • d. All of the above


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  • 13. On p. 57, paragraph 7, which rhetorical device is used concerning the phrase “clean breast”?

  • a. Synecdoche (a figure of speech in which the word for part of something is used to mean the whole, such as “sail” for “boat” or “hands” for “sailors” as in “All hands on deck.”)

  • b. Metonymy (a figure of speech in which an attribute of something is used to stand for the thing itself, such as “laurels” when it stands for “awards” or “glory”; or “brass” when it stands for “military officers”, as in “Now that you have won the prize, you may rest on your laurels.” OR “Bring out the brass.”)

  • Alliteration

  • Metaphor


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  • 14. How does Utterson feel after his conversation with Dr. Jekyll is over?

  • a. A bit skeptical and worried about Jekyll

  • b. Ashamed for bringing up the subject of the will in the first place

  • c. Relieved because Jekyll seems to be in control of the situation

  • d. Angry that Jekyll refuses to tell him the whole story


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