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To Kill a Mockingbird Chap 1-8
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Describe Maycomb, Alabama
Hot, sidewalks and courthouse not well kept, dirt roads, old town
She was skinny, had big hands, older, bad eyesight, firm, Calpurnia is the Finch family's African American cook. Acts as a mother-figure, housekeeper, and nanny.
What is Dill's claim to fame?
He's seen 20 picture shows
Why was Arthur Radley in trouble with the law?
He resisted arrest, locked Mr. Conner in the courthouse's outhouse and stole an old car and ran it into the courthouse.
How did Arthur escape going to industrial school?
His dad promised the judge that Arthur would not cause any trouble.
Why did Mrs. Radley run int the street screaming that Arthur was killing them all?
Boo stabbed the scissors into Mr. Radley's leg as Mr.Radley passed Boo.
Where was Arthur locked up?
The courthouse basement.
Why doesn't Boo come out of the house after his father dies?
His brother returns and keeps him in.
Why is Scout in trouble with the teacher on her first day of school?
Knowing how to write in cursive, knowing how to read, and speaking up for Walter.
What does Atticus mean when he says that professional people are poor because farmers are poor?
The farmers can't pay in money so they pay with food, firewood, and other things they can grow or make.
How does Scout get in trouble at dinner?
She says that Walter drowned his dinner with syrup.
Why does Miss Caroline send Burris Ewell home?
He had a bug in his hair.
How does Burris respond to being sent home?
He liked being sent home because the Ewells don't go to school more than 1 day.
Why doesn't Scout want to go to school?
She wants to read and write.
What does Atticus suggest is the way to get along with people?
To think of thier point of view. Think of what they would do.
Will Atticus continue to read to Scout? Explain.
Yes, because Scout and Atticus made a bargain.
Describe the Ewells.
They live like animals and whatever they want to do they can.
Where does Scout receive a majority of her education?
Time magazine, and reading everything she could lay her hands on at the house.
What does Scout find in the tree at the Radley house?
2 pieces of chewing gum.
What do Jem and Scout find in the hiding place?
2 indian head pennies.
What is hot steam?
Someone's spirit that can't get to heaven and just wallows around on lonesome roads.
How does Scout end up at the front steps of the Radley house?
She was rolling in a tire and rolled over the gate.
What does Scout think she hears as she crawls out of the tire?
Someone inside the house laughing.
Describe Miss Maudie.
Hated her house, spent time outdoors, worked in her flower beds.
What does Miss Maudie mean when she says "sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of-oh your father"
There are just some kind of men who are so busy worrying about the next world they never learned to live in this one and you can look down the street and see the results.
Why do Dill and Jem go for a walk at night?
To see Boo Radley better in the house.
What does Jem say that makes Scout decide to join them?
He calls her a girl.
Whose shadow do Dill and Jem see when Jem is on the porch of the house?
What does Dill say happened to Jem's pants? What really happened to them?
Dill says he won them in a strip poker game. The pants got hooked on the Radley's back fence.
Why does Jem feel he has to go back for his pants?
So he doesn't get caught and get whipped.
What happens when Jem goes back for his pants?
His pants are folded and sewn up.
What does Atticus mean when he tells Scout 'to delete the adjectives and she'd have the facts' about Jem's strange behavior?
To cut out the descriptive words and pay attention to the main facts.
What is the biggest prize Scout and Jem find in the tree's knot-hole?
A pocket watch and knife.
Why does Mr. Radley put cement in the knot-hole?
He says it's dying.
Why does Scout scream and tell Atticus the world is ending?
Because it was snowing and Scout had never seen snow before.
What do Jem and Scout use to make a snowman? Who does the snowman look like?
Snow, dirt, and wood. Mr. Avery.
Why does Atticus think Jem and Scout disobeyed him when he told them to stay in front of the Radley house?
Scout had a blanket over her shoulders and it wasn't theirs.
What is Miss Maudie's reaction to her destroyed house?
She's happy and looking on the brighter side of things.
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