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1. Briefly describe the women of Maycomb.
2. How does the author reveal the fact that these women are hypocrites?
3. To whom might Miss Merriweather be referring when she says that there are some
"good but misguided people in this town"?
4. What does Miss Maudie mean when she says, "His food doesn't stick going down,
5. Why does Scout like men better than women?
6. What news does Atticus bring to Alexandra and Calpurnia? Explain what happened.
7. What does Miss Maudie mean when she says that the town is "paying the highest
tribute" to Atticus?
8. Why do Aunt Alexandra and Scout pretend that nothing is wrong when they return to
1. Why won't Jem let Scout kill the roly-poly?
2. How did Tom's wife react to the news of Tom's death, according to Dill?
3. What is Maycomb's reaction to Tom's death?
4. What is Mr. Underwood's editorial about? Why does he claim it was a "senseless
1. gossips; try to be "ladies"; gentle, soft, worthless,
hypocrites; they visit and entertain and gossip all day;
Miss Merriweather threatened to fire her servants if they
continued to complain; they talk about Atticus in his own
house; they call others hypocrites but say about the blacks
"you're as good as we are, but stay away from us"
2. they commend the missionaries for helping the Mrunas,
but do nothing to help those in their own community
4. in other words, his (depending upon the interpretation,
either God's or Atticus's) message doesn't get through to
these women—they are hypocrites and cannot even see it
5. men do not trap with innocent questions to make fun of
you; they are not hypocrites; ladies are hyper-critical and
6. Tom was shot 17 times and killed. He was in the exercise
yard and the guards claimed he tried to escape by
climbing the fence.
7. the town is trusting Atticus to do the right thing
8. they need to be ladies and not be involved; also, they
don't want the women to know so they won't gossip about
1. maybe he is just feeling pain and sympathy for everything
on this earth right now; he has seen so much hate, he
probably doesn't want to see more of it
2. she fainted
3. most felt it was "typical" of a "negro"
4. Mr. Underwood was bitter; he compares Tom's death to
the slaughter of songbirds—since Tom was a cripple and
harmless; he said it was a shame
1. Explain how Dolphus Raymond represents the theme "things are not always what they
2. In his speech, what did Atticus claim is the one way everyone is truly equal?
3. Why did Calpurnia come to the court with a letter?
4. What body language did Scout see that let her know the verdict even before it was
5. What did Ewell do and say to Atticus?
6. Describe the women of Maycomb. How are these women hypocrites? Explain.
7. How did Tom die? What was suspicious about his death?
8. What attitude does Maycomb show at the news of Tom's death?
9. How did Mr. Underwood feel about Tom's death? To what did he compare his death?
1. He is hiding the fact that he is actually drinking Coca-Cola
and letting people believe that he is a drunk so that they
won't judge him.
2. in the courts
3. Aunt Alexandra and Cal were worried about the children
and didn't know where they were.
4. The jurors avoided eye contact with Tom.
5. spat in his face and said he would "get him"
6. They are terrible gossips and hypocrites; they talk about
the missionaries and all the good they are doing for the
Mrunas, but they cannot even see that they are turning
their backs on people who are in need in their own
7. He was shot 17 times; he was shot trying to escape by
climbing a fence, but he only had one good arm.
8. The people of Maycomb say it is "typical."
9. He thinks it is useless and compares it to the "senseless
slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children."
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