To Kill A Mockingbird
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Who came up with the idea of making Boo come out?
Atticus' first two clients were the last two people hung in Maycomb County jail. Atticus urged them to accept the state's generosity in allowing them to plead guilty. There was nothing much Atticus could do except be present at their departure and an occasion that was probably the beginning of Atticus' profound distaste for the practice of criminal law.
What happened to Atticus' first clients? What affect did this have on Atticus?
Calpurina was all angles and bones and she was nearsighted and squinted and her hand was wide and hard. She was always ordering Scout around and their battles were epic and one sided and she always won.
Scout's mom died when she was two and died from a sudden heart attack.
What happened to Scout's mother?
He was spending the summer with his aunt miss Rachel and would be spending every summer there from now on.
Why was Dill in Maycomb?
People said he was a malevolent phantom. People said he went out at night and peeped in windows and that any small crimes committed in Maycomb were his doing.
What do people say about Boo Radley?
When Boo was in his teens he became acquainted with some of the Cunningham and formed the nearest thing to a gang every seen in Maycomb. One night they were charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, assault and battery and profane language in the presence of a female. The rest of the boys got sent to the state industrial school and Boo became imprisoned in his own home.
Why did Boo get in trouble with his father?
Boo was pasting images in to his scrapbook and as Mr Radley walked by, Boo drove the scissors into his leg and then pulled them out and wiped them on his pants.
What did Boo do to his father?
Cal says, "There goes the meanest man ever God blew breath into."
What does Cal say about Mr Radley when he dies?
Boo was about six and a half feet tall and dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch and that's why his hands were bloodstained. There was a jagged scar that ran across his face and what teeth he had were yellow and rotten and his eyes popped and he drooled all the time.
What is Jem's description of Boo?
Jem threw open the gate of the Radley house and sped up to the side of the house and slapped it with his palm.
What did Jem do because Dill dared him to?
Atticus had said that Jem would be delighted to show Scout where her room was.
Why did Jem take Scout to school on the first day instead of Atticus?
Miss Caroline tells Scout to tell Atticus not to teach her about reading and that she was going to take over and undo the damage.
What is Scout supposed to tell Atticus about teaching her to read? Who tells Scout this lesson?
Scout told Miss Caroline about Walter's financial status and how she was annoying Miss Caroline and giving her back smart remarks and sort of topping everyone in the class and Miss Caroline had enough of her.
Why did Miss Caroline whip Scout?
Scout made remarks about Walter when he was eating with them and Calpurina scolded her and told her she needed to stop disgracing the Cunningham family and treat Walter like company and had to eat lunch in the kitchen to excuse herself from humiliation.
Why did Scout have to eat lunch in the kitchen?
Miss Caroline saw a mouse crawling out of Burris Ewell's hair.
Why did Miss Caroline scream "It's Alive!"
The Ewells come the first day and then leave the next and don't return until the next grade year.
How do the Ewells attend school?
Miss Caroline yelled at Burris and told him to go clean up at home and threatened to report and call the principal on him. So Borris walked out and screamed, "Report and be damned to he! Ain't no snot-nosed slut of a schoolteacher ever born can make me do nothing! You ain't making me go nowhere Miss. you just remember that!"
How did Mr Burris make Miss Caroline cry?
The Ewells were members of their own executive society made up of dwells and the common folk allowed them certain privileges by the simple method of becoming blind to some of their activities. He spent his relief checks on green whiskey and his children have a way of crying from hunger pains.
Why can Mr Ewell hunt and trap out of season?
Some tinfoil with two pieces of chewing gum
What was the first thing Scout found in the knothole?
Tinfoil with two polished pennies
What was the first thing Scout and Jem found in the knothole?
He pushed the tire down the sidewalk with so much force and Scout was suffocated and could not put out my hands to stop and fell right in front of the Radley Place.
What happened when Jem rolled Scout in the tire?
Boo Radley (preceded parts and plays)
What game did the children invent?
Atticus was not happy about it and knew the kids were making fun of the Radley's
How did Atticus react to the game?
Atticus's arrival (Reaction to game) and heard someone laughing from inside Radley's house
What are the two reasons Scout wanted to stop the game?
She made the best cakes in the neighborhood.
What talent did Miss Maudie have?
Foot washers believe that anything that's pleasure is a sin.
What do footwashers believe about pleasure?
"I said what did you do Miss Stephanie, move over in bed and make room for him?" Her loud voice and snarky remark.
How did Miss Maudie get Miss Stephanie to shut up about Boo?
Jem was going to put a note on the end of a fishing hole and try to stick it through the shutters. If anyone came along, Dill would ring the bell. They were making sure Atticus would not come and find them. In the note they wanted Boo Radley to come out. They didn't want to get close to the house.
Why did Jem and Dill have the dinner bell? Explain the plan.
Atticus wants them to leave the Radleys alone. What Boo did was his own business and he had a right to stay inside and be free from the kids bothering him and what he did inside his house might seem peculiar to the children but it wasn't to him. The kids were to stay away from the house unless invited and to stop playing the Boo Radley game.
What did Atticus tell them about Boo?
After multiple attempts to try to see in to the Radley's house, Scout finally sees in and sees a shadow. Scout then saw the shadow move towards Jem. Dill saw the shadow next and then Jem saw it. It walked up to Jem and put its arm out to the side and then dropped it and went completely still. Then the shadow went back inside. There was a gunshot as the kids ran away
Describe what happened on the Radley porch.
Dill told Atticus that Jem and him were playing strip poker by the fishing pool and he won them from him.
What did Dill say about why Jem lost his pants?
Matches were dangerous and cards were fatal.
What is the difference between cards and matches?
Early in the morning Jem wakes up and realizes that he he doesn't want a beating from Atticus and that he would rather go get his pants back from the yard. So Scout tries to beg Jem not to but eventually the two of them sneak out and get them back despite how scared Scout was.
How does Jem get his pants back? How does Scout feel about this?
Jem left his pants on the fence in a tangle and a mess but when he went back to go get them, they were folded up as if someone was expecting someone to come back for them. Jem also found out the pants were sewed up, like a man would sew a pair of pants all crookedly.
What does Jem tell Scout about the night they went back to the Radley's house to get back his pants?
They found two images carved in soap. One was the image of a boy and the other was a figure wearing a crude dress. They decided to put them in a truck
What did they find in the knothole? (Chapter 7) What did they decide to do?
A whole pack of chewing gum, a tarnished medal, a pocket watch on a chain with an aluminum knife
What other items did Jen and Scout find in the knothole (Chapter 7)?
Someone filled it with cement and Jem thought about it for awhile and asked Mr Radley why. Mr Nathan Radley whom is Boo's brother said it was dying. Jem then asked Atticus about it and Atticus said the tree was alive and healthy which made Jem think more about it. It prevented Boo from connecting to the kids. Jem understands that the treee is not understanding and that Nathan filled up the hole out of meanness and not wanting them or the kids to be happy or connected.
What happened to the knothole? How did Jem respond?
Why did Jem and Scout get to stay home from school?
Build a snowman to resemble Mr Avery and the snowman was dirty made out of mainly dirt and it was a symbol because the snowman was dirty and black and supporting the snowman and not noticed like the white people on the outside like the snow on the snowman.
What did Jem and Scout do with the snow?
Atticus compliments him by saying he'll never worry about what'll become of him
How did Atticus make Jem's ear redden?
Scout and Jem built a snowman that looked like Mr Avery and the snow stuck. They put Miss Maudie's hat and flower clippers on him so he looked less like Mr Avery (The real Mr Avery slipped and fell in to Miss Maudie's shrubbery? Miss Maudie's house was burnt and Mr Avery was modeled in the snowman which was chubby because he got stuck in the window when he tried to save her house.
What happened to Mr Avery?
It caught on fire
What happened to Miss Maudie's house?
Boo Radley and it disappointed her because if she would have turned around she would have saw him for the first time.
How did Scout get the blanket? Why did this disappoint her?
Cecil Jacobs had claimed that Scout's dad defended "******s"
Why did Scout fight with Cecil Jacobs?
He couldn't hold up his head name as lawyer in the town, he couldn't represent the county in the legislature and he couldn't tell Jem or Scout to do anything anymore. Atticus wouldn't be proud of himself if he didn't defend Tom and Atticus is going to present evidence that Tom is innocent and he knows there is people in the community that know it's wrong and just won't speak out about it and he wants to represent them. If he doesn't do what he thinks he's right even if it's difficult he couldn't tell them what to do because he didn't do what was right.
Why did Atticus say he was defending Tom Robinson (3 Reasons)?
The good part was the tree and seeing uncle Jack Finch and the bad part was seeing Aunt Alexandria and Francis.
Why was Christmas good and bad?
What does uncle Jack bring Jem and Scout for Christmas?
On Scout's attire which hurt her feelings and set her teeth permanently on edge which made her ask Atticus about it and he said they didn't need anymore "sunbeams" in the family and that he didn't mind the way Scout dressed and acted like a boy.
What was Aunt Alexandria fanatical about? How did this affect Scout?
Francis keeps referring to Atticus as a ****** lover and saying how he was ruining the family name. At first, uncle Jack is very mad at Scout and screams and hits her and says she had it coming for using such profane language. When he goes in to Scout's room later on in the night and finds out Scout only went after Francis because he made fun of Atticus, uncle Jack has a change of heart and gets mad that Francis could get away with saying something like that. He ties up her hand and helps her clean it up. Scout taught uncle Jack that he didn't understand children very much. Scout punched him in the face and uncle Jack automatically sided with Francis
Why do Scout and Francis fight? How does uncle Jack respond to Scout's actions? How does she teach uncle Jack something?
Atticus was a lot older than a lot of the other fathers and he worked in an office and didn't do anything worth admiring. He also worse glasses and he was now the talk of the town because of the Tom Robinson trial.
Why does Atticus disappoint Jem and Scout?
Mockingbirds don't cause any harm and all they do is make music for people to enjoy
Why is it a sin to kill a mockingbird?
Tim Johnson was a dog and he was walking erratically and Calpurnia referred to him as mad dog. Tim Johnson could hardly walk in a straight line and stay on the road. He seemed dedicated to one course. It was winter and he had rabies.
What was wrong with Tim Johnson? Why was it unusual?
Atticus shot Tim Johnson, almost with perfect aim but a little to the right. This surprised Jem and Scout because Atticus normally would not pick up a gun and shoot something alive; especially perfectly.
How does Atticus deal with the Tim Johnson situation? Why does this surprise Jem and Scout?
What was his Atticus' nickname when he was younger?
Mrs Dubose lived alone except for a Negro girl in attendance. She was very old and spent most days in bed. Jem and Scout hated her because she would give them a wrathful gaze and interrogate their behavior and gives predicts on what they would grow in to. They could do nothing to please her. She was vicious and rude.
Describe Mrs Dubose. Why do Jem and Scout hate her?
Mrs Dubose offends Atticus by calling him a ****** lover. Jem took Scout's baton and ran up the steps and cut the tops off every camellia bush Mrs Dubose owned.
Why does Jem lose his temper with Mrs Dubose? Summarize what happens.
Mrs Dubose wants Jem to read to her. She wants him to come every afternoon and Saturdays and read aloud to her for 2 hours. For a distraction from her morphine addiction.
What does Mrs Dubose want Jem to do? Why does she ask him to do this?
She gave him a candy box with a perfect camellia flower in it. It was a symbol for everything being alright.
What does Mrs Dubose leave for Jem when she dies? What does her gift symbolize?
The letter said that he had a new father whose picture was enclosed. He had to stay in Meridian because they planned to build a fishing boat. Scout was crushed but happy that Dill captured a new dad.
What does Dill say in his letter? How does Scout feel about what he says?
At first people were polite until Lula comes up to them and starts saying how Cal has no right bringing white kids in to their church. But reverend Sykes shortly hades her away and welcome Jem and Scout in to the church. There were no hymn books or any classic church attributes like Scout was used to in a white church. Scout was blown away by the way the hymns were sang and the way they expressed their views. Revered Sykes also has each person put in enough money so that ten dollars was collected for Helen Robinson.
Summarize what happens when Cal takes Jem and Scout to church.
Tom Robinson was in trouble because of his trial and collection was going to help Helen at home. Helen and Tom have 3 kids and Helen has no job.
Why does Cal's church take up a special collection for Helen Robinson?
Cal wants to continue to fit in with the colored people and doesn't want them to say things about her that's untrue and It aggravates them to hear her sound like she's white, so it's almost like Cal is playing a double life.
Why does Cal talk one way in the Finch home and another way in church?
Who comes to visit at the end of the chapter (Chapter 12)?
Aunt Alexandria was irritable on the Lord's Day because it was her Sunday corset
Why was Aunt Alexandria irritable on Sunday?
Hereditary and the fact that the longer a family had the same house, the finer it was.
What was aunt Alexandria preoccupied with?
The same families married the same families
Why did the community look faintly alike?
Aunt Alexandria wants Atticus to express to Scout and Jem that they are not run of the mill kids and are from a long line of gentle breeding. She wants Atticus to tell Scout and Jem to behave like the little gentleman and lady that they are
What did aunt Alexandria want Atticus to tell Jem and Scout?
Scout wanted to go down to Cal's house and Alexandria did not want her to. Soon after Scout runs off, Alexandria brings up the fact that Atticus should get rid of Cal and fire her and Atticus argues and says that they need Cal and that the children love her.
What do aunt Alexandria and Atticus fight about?
Jem tells Scout that she needs to leave Atticus alone because he's got a lot on his mind with the Tom Robinson case. Jem also has been acting like a grown up and Scout was angry he didn't do anything except read nowadays. Scout was angry because Jem was trying to tell her what to do and she considered them equals.
What do Jem and Scout fight about?
What was under Scout's bed?
His new family wasn't that interested in him and Dill's mom got married
Why did Dill run away?
Jem thought that the men who came to the door to talk to Atticus were after him
Why did Jem say the phone was ringing when it wasn't?
Atticus went in to town and went to the jail and sat reading by the sleeping Tom Robinson when the three men appeared. One being Mr Cunningham and most likely bothering Tom Robinson. Atticus wanted to make sure Tom was not lynched.
Where did Atticus go on Sunday night? Summarize what happened there.
Scout was friendly towards Mr Cunningham and brought up Walter, his son and talked to him in friendly conversation which made the three men who were bothering Tom Robinson clear out and Atticus and Jem and Dill and Scot could go home and Atticus even showed affection towards Jem. She shifted the mood
How did Scout help the Sunday night situation?
To watch the public trial
Where were all the people that passed the Finches' house going?
He was drinking from a sack; whiskey and didn't want to show the ladies he was drinking it (so kept it hidden) and he sits with the colored folk because he's mixed and likes colored people better than whites. His wife killed her self because he also is around colored women and had kids with them and sent some of his mixed kids up north.
Describe Dolphus Raymond's actions.
Yes because he didn't have to defend him. Scout and the whole town thought he was doing it because he was forced to defend him. It confused the town and her that he wanted to
Did Atticus choose to defend Tom? Why is this significant?
He permitted smoking in his courtroom but he himself did not indulge
Describe Judge Taylor's habit.
Which of Mayella's eyes did Mr Tate say was black?
Mayella Ewell kept 6 bright and perfect red geraniums in one corner of their incredibly beat up and disgusting house. She is taking the time to take care of the flowers and finding the beauty and pride in her Flowers
Explain the significance and prescience of the geraniums
Bob Ewell testifies that he saw the sexual intercourse and rape of Mayella by Tom Robinson.
Summarize Bob Ewell's testimony.
Atticus knew that Bob Ewell was left handed. Since Mayella's right side of her face was beaten, it would have to mean someone who was left handed did it.
Why did Atticus ask Bob Ewell to write his name?
She said she was scared of Atticus and afraid because she's telling a lie
Why did Mayella cry at the beginning of her testimony?
Mayella said she saw Tom Robinson and then told him she would give him a nickel for completing the task. Then she said he was around her and beating her and she started screaming and trying to fight back. Next thing she knew, Mr Ewell was by her and then she fainted and Mr Tate was pulling her to the water bucket. She said he choked and beat and raped her.
Summarize Mayella's testimony.
The Ewell's relief check was far from enough to feed the family and Mr Ewell drank most of it up. Mr Ewell sometimes went away to the swamp for days and came home sick. Had to make shoes and carry water buckets out of water from dump. Didn't learn how to read or write because she was needed at home
Describe Mayella's home life.
His hand was crippled from a cotton gin accident and Tom supposedly beat and punched Mayella.
What physical characteristic does it make it impossible for Tom to have raped Mayella? Why?
Who does Atticus think beat up Mayella?
She asked him to chop a chiffarobe and she always asked him to help with things and it was inside this time
Why did Tom go inside the Ewell yard?
He passed the Ewell's place and Mayella said she needed help. She invited him inside to fix the door and then shut it on them in her room. She needed help getting something down and as he went to help her she grabbed him around the legs. Then she hugged him and kissed him until Mr Ewell saw them. He was not trying to rape or harm her, he testifies
Summarize Tom's testimony.
Mayella he screamed at, after saying he would kill Tom and calling him a *****
Who was Bob Ewell angry at when he saw Mayella hugging Tom?
Tom said he felt sorry for her
What did Tom say about Mayella that shocked Mr Gilmer?
Dill started crying
Why did Scout and Dill have to leave the courtroom?
Straws and Coca Cola and it serves metaphorically as Mr Raymond doesn't care what people think of him. He pretends he is a half black and half white as well. He makes people believe it is whiskey and the reason why he acts the way he does and he pretends he is drunk all the time
What is in Mr Raymond's paper sack? Why does he pretend it is something else?
Mr Raymond said that he will cry about the simple hell people give other people and how white People treat black people and how they forget they are human too and he makes the fact that they are growing up and getting more used to it
What does Mr Raymond say Dill is crying?
She tempted a negro (Tom Robinson) She kissed a black man.
What does Atticus say Mayella's offense is?
To give Atticus a note that says Scout and Jem are missing
Why does Cal come in to the courtroom?
She said he should have took Scout out of the courtroom and away from the trial and that aunt Alexandria would have a fit
Why did cal scold Jem?
He acted as if each guilty was like a stab and he was clearly mad and upset-hands got white and stab to shoulders
How does Jem react when hearing the verdict?
They all stand for him.
What do all the Negros in the balcony do when Atticus leaves the courtroom?
Tom Robinson's family sends him breakfast. And lots of food. Atticus gets tears in his eyes and says how grateful he is
What is sent to Atticus the morning after the trial? How does he react?
Miss Maudie made a big cake and two little ones and it was not like Miss Maudie to forget Dill. But the kids understood when she cut from the big cake and gave the piece to Jem
How does Miss Maudie show nothing has changed?
Bob approached him and cursed him and then spat on him and then threatened to kill him. Atticus did not bat an eye and he just took out his handkerchief and stood there and let Mr Ewell call him names. Jem and Scout were disappointed and wanted Atticus to carry a gun.
How did Bob treat Atticus after the trial? How did Atticus respond? What do Jem and Scout want Atticus to do?
The white men that cheat black men and do them wrong.
What type of white man does Atticus say is trash?
He had connections with the Cunninghams. They had respect for the Finches.
Describe the jury member that needed convincing to convict Tom Robinson.
Aunt Alexandra says that they are not their folk. She doesn't approve of him because she thinks he's yappy and not fit for her. Aunt Alexandria thinks he's trash.
Why can't Scout invite Walter Cunningham to the house?
He says there is the ordinary kind like them and their neighbors and then there's the kind like the Cunninghams out in the woods and there's the kind like the Ewells down at the dump and then the Negros.
Who are the four types of folk that Jem identifies in Maycomb?
Scout says there's one kind of folks and that's just folks.
How many types of folk does Scout identify?
Because he wants to.
According to Jem why does Boo stay inside?
Mrs Merriweather started talking about the good but misguided people and how she said she would let Sophy go if Sophy didn't need the money during the depression. Miss Merriweather thinks Sophy is upset after the trial because she's African American and scolds her for being sad. When she says good and misguided she's talking about Atticus and she thinks he was wrong. Miss Maudie is mad Miss Merriweather is insulting Atticus in his own house.
Why did Miss Maudie get angry at Mrs Merriweather?
He gave up hope and then he died. He got shot.
What happened to Tom?
He wants her to go with him to tell Helen about Tom's death.
Why does Atticus need Cal?
They trust him to do right and do the things they are afraid to do
How does Maycomb feel about Atticus?
With Jem and Dill in the backseat, Atticus and Cal got out of the car and approached the kids playing marbles in Tom's yard. Atticus asked Sam to go get Helen and when Helen got there, neither her or Atticus said anything and she just fell down in the dirt. Atticus and Cal carried Helen inside her cabin and stayed there for awhile and when Atticus left, he left with the two boys alone.
Describe what had happened at Helen Robinson's.
People talked about Tom's death for about two days after it happened. But in Maycomb it was typical for a *****
to die and cut and run. They said it was typical for a
***** to just run and escape when first given the chance
What did Maycomb say about Tom's death?
Cecil presented about Adolf Hitler and how he is tormenting the Jews. Miss Gates reacted by teaching the kids about democracy and dictatorship and saying how Germany was terrible for persecuting the Jews and how America believes in equal rights. She got really mad about Hitler treating the Jews that way.
What current event did Cecil present? How did Miss Gates react to his presentation?
Scout was confused because when Cecil presented about Hitler, Miss Gates got really mad and said that it was terrible to persecute someone and give prejudice but yet Scout remembers how on the day of Tom's trial, Miss Gates was saying how it was about time that black people got arrested because they shouldn't be allowed to marry whites and she was being prejudiced towards blacks. Scout doesn't understand how that's fair or how that means Miss Gates believes in democracy because she wonders how that's not the same thing.
What was Scout confused about (think about what Miss Gates said about Hitler and Tom Robinson)?
Why was Bob Ewell fired?
He normally takes Sunday nights for himself and reads and as he was reading he heard his dog scratching at the door and he went to go let her out. As he went outside and saw a shadow, Scout describes it as Mrs Taylor coming home to see Mr Taylor sitting on his chair with a shotgun in his lap.
Describe what happened to Judge Taylor?
Link Deas felt bad for Helen and hired her to work for him. Soon he noticed that she would always be coming from the wrong direction to work and asked her why. She went the long way to avoid having to go past Bob Ewell's place. So Link Deas took her to his store and walked her home and said to Bob that he would have him arrested and scared him a little so that Helen could take the short way to work.
What happened between Link Deas, Helen Robinson and Bob Ewell?
Judge Taylor made him look like a fool
Why was Bob Ewell so angry with Judge Taylor?
Kids crept in to their house and hid their furniture in the cellar
What happened to the Misses Barbers on Halloween last year?
In the high school auditorium there would be a pageant for the adults and games and prizes for the children.
What Halloween event was scheduled as a result of the Misses Barbers situation?
He jumped out and scared them.
What did Cecil do to Jem and Scout when they were on their way to the auditorium?
She fell asleep listening to Miss Merriweather talk about the town's history.
Why did Scout miss her entrance?
As they were walking, Jem could have swore he heard someone behind them and so he makes it in to a big joke as if to say it was Cecil trying to scare them again. But soon as they reached the oak tree, the kids stopped and the person following them had not and they started to run and so did the kids except he held on to Scout in her meat costume and choked her and then Jem was injured. Basically they were followed home and attacked.
Describe what happened to Jem and Scout on the way home from the Halloween pageant.
Atticus said he couldn't leave Jem because he was injured and he wanted Heck to look around outside for the attacker.
Why did Atticus call Heck Tate?
She keeps asking if Jem is dead or not.
What question does Scout keep asking?
He found Scout's dress and the few muddy remains of her meat costume. He also found Bob Ewell dead.
What did Heck Tate find by the tree?
She described his many physical attributes such as the really white skin and thin hair and thus person was Boo Radley.
Describe the person who yanked Mr Ewell down. Who was this person?
The living room lights were awfully strong.
Why did Atticus invite everyone to the front porch?
Jem and by getting hold of Mr Ewell's knife
How does Atticus say Bob Ewell died?
Heck Tate believes Bob Ewell fell on his knife and killed him self.
How does Heck Tate say Bob Ewell died?
Atticus doesn't want Jem to grow up with people saying that he got paid out of jail and isn't facing the consequences
Why does Atticus want Jem to face killing Bob Ewell?
He believes that it was sort of like a crime for a crime and because Tom Robinson was killed by Bob Ewell, let Bob Ewell die and let the dead bury the dead. He said he was not thinking of Jem and I can infer he's trying to protect Boo for actually killing Bob or maybe paying respect to Tom. He thinks that Jem is innocent because of self defense but won't even admit to that
Why doesn't Heck Tate want to say that Jem killed Bob? Who is Heck thinking of?
Shooting a mockingbird was a symbol for killing something innocent. Since Bob Ewell already shot a mockingbird (the Tom Robinson case) by bob Ewell being killed, it was like making it up for it because even if Jem actually killed him and whoever did, it wouldn't be a crime. Boo actually killed him.
Why would telling the truth about who killed Bob Ewell be like shooting a Mockingbird? Who really killed Bob Ewell?
That they never gave him anything in return in the knothole and they didn't physically give anything
What made Scout sad about Boo Radley?
Scout remembers everything that her and Atticus have done towards Boo such as all the summertime events like when Dill and Jem and Scout did the plays and when they got exited about the gifts in the knothole and when Tim Johnson was shot. She remembers all her childhood events in the story.
What does Scout remember as she is on the Radley Porch?
It means basically that sometimes what you hear about someone isn't always true and that you need to know someone before you judge them and make assumptions. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson were both two judged people who constantly would get rudely spoken upon and no one really understood much about them. Scout learns a lot about the two and realizes that they are nice people and should have never been judged. Atticus teaches them that lesson and lives by it himself.
What does you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them mean? Relate that to Kill A Mockingbird.