TKAM Questions, Chapters 1-31
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Who is the narrator of this story?
How do we know that the narrtor is an older person looking back to her youth?
Scout talks in past tense
What other information do we get in the first two paragraphs?
*Jem had broken his elbow
*His arm was shorter than the other
*Dill comes to visit Maycomb in the summer
What is the setting of the story?
What is the mood of Maycomb?
A tired and poor old town in the grips of the Great Depression
The fifth character introduced is Calpurnia. Describe her.
She's the housekeeper and likely the nanny. She is old and black.
Who are the first four characters mentioned?
What began the misery of the Radley house?
Their son was causing trouble with a gang
What picture of Atticus, as a father, do we get in this chapter?
What do we learn about Cunningham clan?
They are a proud family that does take charity
Who are the Ewells, and why are they allowed special privileges?
The Ewells are the disgraces of Maycomb for three generations. They are humans who lived like animals. They are members of an exclusive society made up of Ewells which allowed commons to be blind to their actions.
What compromise does Atticus make with Scout?
If Scout keeps going to school, Atticus will continue to read with her every night.
What game do the children make up in this chapter?
The Boo Radley game
What information does Scout give us at the end of this chapter? Who do you suppose was inside the house and what did Scout hear?
Scout had heard a noise from the house so low you could not have heard it from the sidewalk. I think Boo Radley was inside the house, she had heard laughing.
When Miss Maudie says, "but sometimes the Bible in the hands of a man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hands of--oh of your father." What person is she criticizing, and what is the point of her criticism?
Miss Maudie is criticizing the Radley's because they are letting religion rule their entire life. The point is to show Scout that religion can be dangerous.
The children view Boo Radley as a strange and frightening figure. How does Miss Maudie and Atticus view Arthur Radley?
They view him as just another human being who makes decisions on their own
Describe what the children were doing in the Radley yard and what they saw that made them run away?
The children were spying on Mr. Radley. They run away because they see a mans shadow and then hear a shot.
Why is it important to Jem that he go back and get his pants before morning?
If Mr. Nathan finds them he'll show them to Atticus and Jem willl get whipped
What line indicates that Jem decided what they did was wrong?
"We shouldn't have done that tonight Scout."
What might account for Jem's change of heart?
I think Jem is beginning to realize its not a game anymore and that its becoming serious because Dill, Scout or he could have been shot and killed.
Jem has been acting odd since he went to get his pants that night. What surprised him that night?
When he went to go get his pants back, they were stitched and folded across the fence
Who do you suppose was responsible for the gifts in the knothole and Jem's pants? Who does he do this?
I think Arthur/Boo is responsible for the gifts and Jem's pants because he wants to communicate with the children
Why is Jem so upset the knothole is plugged?
Because they were going to put a note in the hole so they could communicate back with Boo
Why is Jem crying at the end of this chapter?
I think he is crying because he's scared and might regret what he did
Why does Atticus make the children leave the house and stand in front of the Radley house?
He wants the kids out of the way and also he wants them to see which way the wind was blowing to see where the fire would spread
Who put the blanket around Scout's shoulders and how did the person know she was cold?
Boo put the blanket around her shoulders because she was dancing around trying to keep warm
What does Atticus mean when he says, "looks like all of Maycomb was out tonight, in one way or another"?
That even Boo who isn't supposed to leave the house came out to give her the blanket
Who do they decide not to return the blanket at this time?
Jem doesn't want Boo to get in trouble
Why does Atticus think he cant win Tom Robinson's case?
Because Tom Robinson is black
Who calls Scout a coward; why does she walk away?
Cecil calls Scout a coward because because she was about to fight him and stopped when she remembered what Atticus had asked her
Why is Atticus worried about Scout learning to "keep her head" in the next few months
Because Scout likes to fight anyone who threatens her pride
In the last sentence of this chapter, what does Scout mean?
That Atticus wanted Scout to hear what he was telling Uncle Jack
Why is it a sin to kill a mockingbird?
Because the only thing mockingbirds do is sing music for people
Why are the children a little disappointed and a little ashamed when they compare Atticus to other fathers?
Atticus is older than all of the other children's fathers and can't do much with the kids
What does Atticus do that surprises the children?
Atticus shoots the "mad dog" in only one shot
Why does Jem say that they should not tell anyone at school about the incident?
Because is Atticus wanted them to know about the stuff he would of told them
Describe Mrs. Dubose
Why does Jem knock the top off her flowers?
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