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CHS ENG I:To Kill A Mockingbird (MORE Review Questions)
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What does Atticus what the jury to note about Mayella's bruises?
They are on the right side
What does Atticus want to Jury to note about Mr. Ewell?
He is left handed
What is important to note about Tom?
Tom has a left hand that is crippled.
Give a fact about Mayella's testimony.
The only bright spot in the Ewell's garden are the red flowers.
At the end of Chapter 17, Jem thinks that Atticus will win the case, but Scout says, "I thought Jem was counting his chickens." What does that mean?
Jem was thinking that Atticus had won the case before the jury had come back with the verdict- AKA "counting chickens before the eggs hatch"
What is the narrator's name?
Jean Louise Finch (Scout)
What is the narrator's brother's name?
Jeremy Atticus Finch (Jem)
What is the main character's father's name?
Tell one of the main character's neighbors' names.
Boo Radley, Miss Rachel, etc.
What is the name of the boy who comes in the summer?
Charles Baker Harris (Dill)
What grade is Scout in at the beginning of the book?
Going back to Auust, Dill dares the brother to do what?
Touch Radley's house
After the August incident happens, something else happens. What?
A flicker in the Radley home window is seen after Jem touches the house
Name a character and give a little description.
Who came home for lunch with Jem and Scout?
What was in Burris's hair?
Give a fact about the Ewell family
They aren't trustworthy, they are dirty, etc.
What does Scout first find in the Radley tree hole?
2 pieces of gum
What does Scout do with the first gift she finds in the Radley tree hole?
What is something eerie that happens after Scout crashes the tire in the Radley yard?
She hears someone laughing inside the Radley house
What is Boo's given name?
How does Miss Maudie know that Boo is still alive?
She would have seen his body carried out of the house
How does Miss Maudie describe Boo as a child?
He was polite/he treated her nicely
What do the kids try to give Boo?
What scene do the kids like to act out?
Boo Radley stabbling his father with scissors
People judged by their last names, lazy, racist, quiet town where everybody knows everybody
Finches' cook. Acts as a mother to Scout and Jem b/c their mother died when they were young. Black. Taught Scout to read. Her praise is hard to come by
Why was Arthur Radley in trouble with the law?
He hung out with the wrong crowd (people from Old Sarum) and did some bad things. Was going to be made to go to industrial school, but his father got him out of it.
How did Arthur escape industrial school?
Mr. Radley promised Boo would not cause any more trouble, and Mr. Radley's "word was his law" and the judge agreed to let Boo go. Boo was locked up and never seen again for 15 yrs.
Why did Mrs. Radley run into the street screaming that Arthur was killing them all?
Boo (33 yrs old) was cutting up the Maycomb Tribune and stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors
Where was Arthur locked up?
Boo was locked up in the courthouse basement.
Why doesn't Boo come out of the house after his father dies?
Nathan Radley comes to take his father's place.
Why is Scout in trouble with the teacher on her first day of school?
She can read and write already.
What does Atticus mean when he says that professional people are poor because farmers are poor? (pg. 27)
Atticus is talking about the Great Depression. Professional people do service jobs and need farmers as their clients. Farmers cannot afford professional services, so everyone's poor.
How does Scout get in trouble at dinner?
She calls Walter Cunningham out for pouring syrup all over his dinner. Calpurnia yells at Scout and teaches her about company.
Why does Miss Caroline send Burris Ewell home?
Burris Ewell has a "cootie" or bug in his hair.
How does Burris respond to being sent home?
He is very rude and cusses at her.
Why doesn't Scout want to go to school?
She isn't allow to read or write.
What does Atticus suggest is the way to get along with people?
He tells Scout to consider things from the other person's point of view and to "climb into his skin and walk around in it."
Will Atticus continue to read to Scout?
Yes, if she doesn't tell Miss Caroline.
Describe the Ewells.
"Disgrace of Maycomb for 3 generations," "live like animals," don't always have to obey the law- Bob Ewell allowed to hunt out of season, his children don't go to school, etc.
Where does Scout receive the majority of her education?
Time magazine and other books/reading
What does Scout find in the tree at the Radley house?
2 unwrapped pieces of Wrigley's Double Mint chewing gum
What do Jem and Scout find in the hiding place?
A ring box covered in foil gum wrappers. Inside are 2 scrubbed and polished pennies called Indian-heads which are supposed to be good luck.
What is a Hot Steam?
A person who cannot go to heaven, so he or she just hangs out on lonely roads. If you walk through one, when you die you'll become a Hot Steam too and you go around at night sucking out peoples' breath. One has to say 'angel-bright, light-in-death, get off the road don't suck my breath!" to protect yourself
How does Scout end up at the front steps of the Radley house?
The children are rolling around in the Finch's old car tire and Dill is angry at Scout about saying Hot Steams aren't real. He pushes the tire down the sidewalk as hard as he can, and Scout ends up at the front steps of the Radley house.
What does Scout think she hears and she crawls out of the tire?
Someone inside of the house laughing
Describe Miss Maudie
A widow who loves gardening. Makes the best cakes in the neighborhood, is a friend of Scout and Dill and Jem. She's known Jack Finch since she was a child. A Baptist. Has the children's trust.
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, of your father."
Good thing handed to evil/thoughtless person is worse than a bad/dangerous subject handed to a good or caring person.
Why do Dill and Jem go for a walk at night?
Dill and Jem want to peek into the Radley house through a loose shutter.
What does Jem say that makes Scout decide to join them?
"Scout, I'm tellin' you for the last time, shut your trap or go home- I declare to the Lord you're getting more like a girl every day!"
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?
They say Jem lost his pants to Dill in a game of strip poker, but he actually got them caught on Boo Radley's fence.
Why does Jem feel he has to go back for his pants?
Jem says Atticus has never whipped him and he wants to keep it that way. He doesn't want Atticus to know he disobeyed him.
What happens when Jem goes back for his pants?
He finds them mended and folded across the fence.
What does Atticus mean when he tells Scout to "delete the adjectives and she'd have the facts about Jem's strange behavior?"
Adjectives can be used to make a statement sound different. If you delete all the extra stuff, you're left with the bare bones / meat of the sentence AKA the facts.
What is the biggest prize Scout and Jem find in the tree's knot-hole?
A pocket watch that wouldn't run on a chain with an aluminum knife.
Why does Mr. Radley put cement in the knot-hole?
He says the tree was sick and dying, but Atticus says the tree looks healthy and alive.
Why does Scout scream and tell Atticus the world is ending?
She sees snow for the first time outside.
What do Jem and Scout use to make a snowman? Who does the snowman look like?
They use dirt and as much snow as they can gather. (5 baskets of dirt, 2 baskets of snow). Peachtree switches for "bones", wood for eyes and nose and buttons. Miss Maudie's sunhat on the head and her hedge-clippers jammed into the man's crook of his arm. At first it looks like Stephanie Crawford but then they make the stomach bigger and it looks like Mr. Avery instead.
Why does Atticus think Jem and Scout disobeyed him when he told them to stay in front of the Radley house?
Scout comes home with a stranger's blanket that was mysteriously wrapped around her shoulders while Miss Maudie's house was on fire.
What is Miss Maudie's reaction to her destroyed house?
She is in surprisingly cheerful spirits, saying that she would have set fire to it herself, but they would have put her in prison. She says she will build herself another house that will be better than the original one.
What makes Scout forget that she is too old and too big for fighting?
Cecil Jacobs says that "Scout Finch's daddy defended ni****s"
Does Atticus think he will win Tom Robinson's case?
No, he knows the black man's word against white man's word will not come out in the black man's favor, no matter how obvious the black man's innocence.
What is Uncle Jack's profession?
He is a doctor.
Why is it a sin to kill a mockingbird?
Don't nest in corncribs, don't chew up gardens, sing their hearts out, innocent.
What was Atticus's nickname when he was a boy? Why?
"One-Shot Finch" or "Ol' One Shot" because he was the best shot in Maycomb. He was able to shoot things far away very easily, etc.
Why don't the children like Mrs. Dubose?
Always treats Jem and Scout like they are nasty children who did something wrong. Always interrogating them about their behavior and predicting the bitter outcome of their lives.
What does Mrs. Dubose want Jem to do after he destroys her camellias?
She wants Jem to come to her house every day for one month and read to her.
Why does Mrs. Dubose suffer from "fits" when Jem and Scout visit her?
She goes into withdraw because she was a morphine addict and is using the time Jem is reading to her to ween herself off of the drug. She wanted to die "beholden to nothing and nobody" and she didn't want to be addicted to a drug.
What does Mrs. Dubose give Atticus to give to Jem after she dies?
A candy box containing a white, waxy, perfect camellia (a Snow-on-the-Mountain) symbolizing thanks and request for forgiveness
Why won't Scout be able to see Dill this summer?
Dill writes her a letter that says Dill had a new father (a lawyer) who planned to build a fishing boat with him.
Why do Jem and Scout go to church with Cal?
Attius is not there b/c he's in emergency session with the state legislature. Calpurnia asks what the children are doing for church, Scout suggests she and Jem go, but Calpurnia reminds them of the time they misbehaved in church. She decides to take them with her to her black church instead.
Why aren't there any hymn-books at Cal's church?
They can't afford them and even if they could, almost no one can read.
How old is Cal? When is her birthday?
She can't remember how old she is, but she doesn't think she's that old. She celebrates her birthday on Christmas because it's easiest to remember, and because she doesn't know when her real birthday is.
Who is waiting on the front steps of the Finch house when the children and Cal return from church?
Why has aunt Alexandra come to stay with the Finches?
She believes the children need a "feminine influence" in their lives and she says she will help while Atticus is busy with the trial. The reader also is lead to believe that Alexandra is having issues with her husband back at home.
What is Aunt Alexandra's preoccupation?
She wants to make Scout more ladylike
What does Aunt Alexandra want to do with Calpurnia?
Get rid of her.
What does Jem find under Scout's bed?
He finds Dill
Why doesn't Dill like his new parents?
His parents didn't pay any attention to him at all
Why does Dill say Boo Radley has never run off?
He says Boo Radley has never run off because he has no where to run to.
Where do the children find Atticus?
They find him at the jail
How does Scout get the mob to leave?
She talks to Walter Cunningham and asks him about his entailment and his son, Walter Cunningham Jr. She gets Mr. Cunningham to stand in Atticus's shoes for a minute which makes him leave.
Why are so many people passing by the Finch house?
People are arriving for the trial of Tom Robinson from all over.
Where does Miss Stephanie say she is going?
She says she's going to the Jinty Jungle, but she's in a hat, so people further question and she admits that she's going to the courthouse to check up on the trial.
What type of people make up the jury?
Who is seated on the witness stand at the beginning of the trial?
Describe Mayella Ewell's injuries
She has bruises on the right side of her face, bruises on her arms, and choke-marks on her neck.
Who was the second witness called to the stand?
Where do the Ewells live? Describe their living conditions.
Live behind the town garbage dump in what was once a black-person cabin amid junk and a thrown-together house.
What is the one bright spot in the Ewells' yard?
Six chipped-enamel slop jars holding brilliant red geraniums cared for as tenderly as if they belonged to Miss Maudie
Why does Atticus ask Mr. Ewell to write his name?
To prove to the jury that he is left-handed.
Who is the third witness called to the stand?
How old is Mayella?
19 and a half years old
What is revealed about Tom Robinson when he stands up?
He is crippled
What happened to Tom's left arm?
It got caught in a cotton gin when he was a boy. The accident tore all of the muscles loose from his bones and almost made him bleed to death.
Why is this revelation important to the case?
It would be impossible for Tom to beat Mayella as hard as the marks on Mayella show.
How old is Tom?
25 yrs old
Why was Tom in trouble with the law before?
He got into a fight with another man who tried to cut him. He was fined, but couldn't pay the fine, so he went to jail.
What does Tom say is the reason he entered the Ewell house on Nov. 21st?
Mayella called him into the house to fix a door.
Who is Link Deas? What does he do to get kicked out of the courtroom?
He is Tom Robinson's employer.He yells, "I just want the whole lot of you to know one thing right now. That boy's worked for me eight years an' I ain't had a speck o' trouble outa him. Not a speck."
Why is Dill crying?
Mr. GIlmer's treatment of Tom as he does his cross-examination is cruel and makes Dill sad.
What is in Dolphus Raymond's paper sack?
Why does Dolphus let people believe it's alcohol?
He says it helps people understand why he lives like he does- it gives them a reason to point to. They can say Dolphus Raymond can't help the way he lives because he's a whisky addict.
According to Atticus, what is the one way in this country that all men are created equal?
There is one institution that makes any two men equal and that is a US court
Why has Calpurnia come to the courthouse?
Aunt Alexandra cannot find the children who are at the courthouse. She takes them home for supper
What is the jury's decision in Tom Robinson's case?
What does Tom Robinson's dad send Atticus? What else is brought to the Finch home?
Tom's father sends a chicken. Other people send rolls, beans, salt pork, scuppernongs, etc. to show their appreciation
What does Miss Maudie have for the children?
Two small cakes for Scout and Dill, a slice of "grown-up" cake for Jem symbolizing his growing up
What does Dill say he wants to be when he grows up? Why?
A clown so all he has to do is laugh his head off. This shows how Dill has lost some of his innocence through the trial and wants to be a clown because they are always happy and make other people smile and feel good.
What does Miss Stephanie tell the children about their father?
She tells the children that Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post corner, spat in his face, and told him he'd get him if it took the rest of his life.
What is the only thing Atticus will say about the incident with Mr. Ewell?
"I wish Bob Ewell wouldn't chew tobacco."
Who was the one person on the jury who wanted an acquittal for Tom Robinson?
One of the Cunninghams
What is the new reason Jem thinks Boo Radley stays in his house all the time?
It's because he wants to stay inside
Describe the ladies at the missionary circle.
Mrs. Grace Merriweather: a devout Methodist who is a hypocrite.
Mrs. Farrow: Second most devout lady in Maycomb who is also a hypocrite.
Why does Atticus come home early during the missionary circle?
Tom Robinson tried to escape from prison and was shot 13 times
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