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To Kill a Mocking Bird Practice Test
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Narrator of the story
Scout's older brother
Jem and Scout's father; Worked on the Tom Robinson case
Scout's "fiancé" who visits in the summer
"Proper" relative who tries to make a lady of Scout
Hard working black man charged with rape
Young girl who accuses Tom Robinson of attacking her
Poor white "trash" who tried to kill Jem and Scout
Mysterious neighbor the children try to see
The Finches' housekeeper
An open-minded woman and friend to the children
Crotchety, old woman who breaks a morphine habit
Sherriff of Maycomb
Poor white man who accepts no charity
The judge of the trial
T or F: Aunt Alexandra heartily disapproved of the way Atticus was raising his children
T or F: The black community of Maycomb was bitter towards Atticus
T or F: In Maycomb the word of an honest black man outweighed that of a dishonest white man
T or F: Jem and Scout thought for a while that their father was feeble and untalented
T or F: Atticus didn't think Bob Ewell would carry out his threats
T or F: Miss Maudie felt boo Radley was a victim of his father's sternness and obsession
T or F: To protect Jem from scandal, Heck Tate claimed Bob Ewell fell on his own knife
T or F: Jem knew all through the trial that Tom Robinson would be found guilty
T or F: Dill made up stories about his parents because he thought they didn't love him
T or F: Aunt Alexandra, under her sternness, possessed understanding and compassion
What did Aunt Alexandra believe people were a product of?
Their family background
When did the story take place?
Who was the children's favorite neighbor?
Why did Atticus accept Tom Robinson's case?
He was morally committed to it
What did the people of Maycomb know about the Ewells?
They were lazy and disreputable
How did Scout feel about her school activities?
They were boring
How did Scout learn to understand people by following Atticus's advice?
Walk around in their "skin"
Tom Robinson was a fine specimen of a man expect for what?
He has a crippled left arm
How did Scout find Jem as he matured?
Alien and maddening
Why did Tom Robinson run when Bob Ewell saw him and Mayella?
He was scared
Who did Atticus say was the bravest person he ever knew was?
Who greeted Jem and Scout when the returned home after attending Calpurnia's church?
Uncle Jack's sister
Scout learned new respect for her father when she discovered he could do what?
Shoot his target with one shot
How did Mrs. Maudie react to her house burning down?
She was glad
What did Uncle Jack teach Scout?
Hear both sides of an issue
How did Jem make up for ruining Mrs. Dubose's flowers?
He read to her for month
What techniques are used to establish a feeling of mystery in the first chapter?
Boo Radley's and the phantom
The night Jem left his pants tangled in the Radley fence, what is significant about the town's conclusion regarding the disturbance at the Radley's place?
Town assumes only a negro could have been guilty
Fear and shyness
Desire to die free
What was Jean Louise's(Scout) costume the night of the pageant?
Why does Atticus consider it a sin to kill a mocking bird?
They bring only beauty and harm to no one
What is Maycomb's "usual disease" ?
What does Jem realize after Miss Maudie's fire?
Boo Radley is a gentle, good man
Why does Jem cry when he sees the cement in the knot hole?
He cannot deposit his thank you letter to the mystery man
Why does Atticus defend Tom Robinson?
He has to in order to be true to his convictions
How does Jem break the final code of childhood?
He tells Atticus that Dill has run away and was in the bedroom
Why do the group of men at the jail disperse?
Scout's words make them feel like iondividuals
What is Atticus's final plea to the Jury aimed at?
The unfairness of the prosecution
What is the mocking bird a symbol of?
Innocent, harmless people
Scout acquires an important realization during Tom's testimony. What is it?
Mayella does not "fit" in anywhere
What does Scout do after she takes Boo home?
Stands on the porch, looking at the street as Boo has seen it for years
T or F: Scout realizes that her father is the loneliest person in the world.
T OR F: Mr. Underwood compares Tom Robinson's death to the senseless slaughter of mockingbirds
T OR F: Scout never fully understands the meaning of "Walking around in another person's skin."
T OR F: Dolphus Raymond implies that Dill will become insensitive toward prejudice and human degradation when he grows up.
T OR F: Justice was defeated by ignorance in this novel
T OR F: all of the following could be considered major themes of the novel: human compassion, the America South, conscience and personal integrity, prejudice
T OR F: Early in the story, Scout exhibits all of the following characteristics: impulsive, hot-heated, deep concern for others, respect for farther, and superficial understandings of life
T OR F: All of the following could be considered symbols in the novel: the book entitled "They Gray Ghost", the mockingbird, the chiffarobe, and the mad dog
Through various testimony, Atticus shows all of the following except one.
A. Tom Robinson has a crippled arm
B. Bob Ewell probably beat up his daughter
C. No doctor ever examined Mayella Ewell
D. Mayella Ewell lied about the assault and rape
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