Jekyll/Hyde Chapter 9 Plot/Setting/Characters

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See how much you remember from Jekyll and Hyde chapter 9!


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  • 1. 

    In Dr. Lanyon's narrative (chapter 9), he receives a letter from whom?

    • A.

      Poole the Butler

    • B.

      Dr. Jekyll

    • C.

      Mr. Hyde

    • D.

      Mr. Utterson

    Correct Answer
    B. Dr. Jekyll
    Explanation
    In Dr. Lanyon's narrative, he receives a letter from Dr. Jekyll. This is revealed in chapter 9 of the story. The letter from Dr. Jekyll is significant because it contains instructions for Lanyon to retrieve a certain drawer from Jekyll's laboratory and bring it to his house. This letter plays a crucial role in the plot as it sets the stage for the revelation of Jekyll's transformation into Hyde and the ultimate unraveling of his dual identity.

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  • 2. 

    Dr. Lanyon explains in his narrative that the night before receive the mysterious letter, he had just done what?

    • A.

      Had a fight with Dr. Jekyll once again

    • B.

      Dined with Dr. Jekyll

    • C.

      Spread gossip about Dr. Jekyll's strange experiments

    • D.

      Been sick

    Correct Answer
    B. Dined with Dr. Jekyll
    Explanation
    Dr. Lanyon explains in his narrative that the night before receiving the mysterious letter, he had dined with Dr. Jekyll.

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  • 3. 

    Jekyll, in his letter, asks Lanyon to do what?

    • A.

      Meet to discuss his scientific findings

    • B.

      Defend him to the community

    • C.

      Take a cab to Jekyll's house and get a drawer to bring back to his house

    • D.

      Take over Jekyll's house and lab

    Correct Answer
    C. Take a cab to Jekyll's house and get a drawer to bring back to his house
    Explanation
    In his letter, Jekyll asks Lanyon to take a cab to his house and retrieve a drawer, which he needs to bring back to his own house. The reason for this request is not explicitly mentioned, but it can be inferred that Jekyll requires something from that drawer for his scientific experiments or research. This suggests that the drawer contains important materials or documents that Jekyll needs in order to continue his work.

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  • 4. 

    How might we describe Jekyll after reading his letter to Lanyon?

    • A.

      Desperate for help

    • B.

      Casual

    • C.

      Free from distress

    • D.

      Open and honest

    Correct Answer
    A. Desperate for help
    Explanation
    After reading Jekyll's letter to Lanyon, it becomes evident that he is desperate for help. The tone and content of the letter convey a sense of urgency and despair, indicating that Jekyll is in a dire situation and in need of assistance. His plea for Lanyon to come to his aid suggests that he is facing a serious problem or threat that he cannot handle on his own. This desperation is reflected in the language and emotions expressed in the letter, making it clear that Jekyll is desperately seeking help.

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  • 5. 

    Who went with Lanyon to Jekyll's house?

    • A.

      Utterson

    • B.

      Mr. Guest

    • C.

      A butler and maid

    • D.

      A locksmith and carpenter

    Correct Answer
    D. A locksmith and carpenter
    Explanation
    Lanyon went to Jekyll's house with a locksmith and carpenter.

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  • 6. 

    Dr. Lanyon immediately knows what the blood-red liquor, phosphorus, and volatile ether combination is for.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Dr. Lanyon does not immediately know what the blood-red liquor, phosphorus, and volatile ether combination is for. In the story "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson, it is revealed that Dr. Lanyon only discovers the true nature of the combination when he witnesses the transformation of Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde. Prior to that, he is unaware of its purpose and is shocked by the consequences of its use. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 7. 

    After Lanyon returns home from Jekyll's lab, who comes to his door at midnight?

    • A.

      Jekyll

    • B.

      Hyde

    • C.

      Poole

    • D.

      The locksmith

    Correct Answer
    B. Hyde
    Explanation
    After Lanyon returns home from Jekyll's lab, Hyde comes to his door at midnight. This suggests that Hyde is somehow connected to Jekyll's experiments and that he has a reason to seek out Lanyon specifically. It also implies that Hyde is not a welcome visitor, as his arrival at such a late hour suggests a sense of secrecy and danger. This event foreshadows the revelation that Jekyll and Hyde are the same person, and that Hyde's actions are becoming increasingly uncontrollable.

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  • 8. 

    What did Lanyon keep ready in his hand?

    • A.

      The potion

    • B.

      The letter from Jekyll

    • C.

      A button to call the police if he needed help

    • D.

      A weapon

    Correct Answer
    D. A weapon
    Explanation
    Lanyon kept a weapon ready in his hand. This suggests that he was prepared for a potentially dangerous situation or confrontation. It implies that he anticipated the need for self-defense or protection, indicating a sense of caution or suspicion in his actions.

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  • 9. 

    What made Hyde laughable to Lanyon?

    • A.

      His hideous face

    • B.

      His accent

    • C.

      His too-big clothing

    • D.

      His quick movements

    Correct Answer
    C. His too-big clothing
    Explanation
    Lanyon found Hyde laughable because of his too-big clothing. This suggests that Hyde's appearance was comical or ridiculous to Lanyon, possibly due to the ill-fitting nature of his attire. The oversized clothing may have made Hyde appear awkward or clumsy, leading Lanyon to find him amusing.

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  • 10. 

    What reason did Lanyon give to Hyde when he took Hyde's hand off his arm?

    • A.

      We have not yet met.

    • B.

      Don't touch me, you are weird.

    • C.

      I am sick and you might get germs.

    • D.

      You owe me money.

    Correct Answer
    A. We have not yet met.
    Explanation
    Lanyon gave the reason "We have not yet met" when he took Hyde's hand off his arm. This implies that Lanyon was unfamiliar with Hyde and did not have any prior acquaintance or relationship with him.

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  • 11. 

    What vow (promise) did Lanyon take (make) before witnessing the transformation?

    • A.

      He promised to do it to himself.

    • B.

      He promised to not be shocked.

    • C.

      He promised to not tell anyone under the seal of his professionalism.

    • D.

      He promised not to run away.

    Correct Answer
    C. He promised to not tell anyone under the seal of his professionalism.
    Explanation
    Lanyon took a vow to not tell anyone about the transformation he witnessed under the seal of his professionalism. This means that he made a promise to keep the information confidential and not disclose it to anyone due to his professional obligations and responsibilities.

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  • 12. 

    Dr. Lanyon can be best described, after seeing the transformation, as...

    • A.

      Surprised

    • B.

      Horrified

    • C.

      Amused

    • D.

      Distant

    Correct Answer
    B. Horrified
    Explanation
    After witnessing the transformation, Dr. Lanyon's reaction can be best described as horrified. This suggests that whatever he witnessed was deeply disturbing and shocking to him. The word "horrified" implies a strong emotional response, indicating that Dr. Lanyon was likely taken aback and scared by what he saw. This reaction suggests that the transformation was something truly terrifying and unsettling.

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  • 13. 

    Why was Lanyon's life shaken to the very roots?

    • A.

      He desperately wanted to be friends with Jekyll again.

    • B.

      He wished he had thought of it first.

    • C.

      He wanted to try it himself.

    • D.

      What he saw so unnerved him, he could not recover.

    Correct Answer
    D. What he saw so unnerved him, he could not recover.
    Explanation
    Lanyon's life was shaken to the very roots because what he saw was so unnerving that he could not recover from it. The sight or experience was deeply disturbing and had a profound impact on him, causing a significant upheaval in his life.

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