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To Kill a Mockingbird

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Scout
Whose real name is Jean Louise Finch?
Jem
Who cried over the guilty verdict?
Atticus
Who was also known as "Ol' One Shot"?
Calpurnia
Who takes Scout and Jem to her church?
Miss Maudie
Who lost her home to a fire?
Aunt Alexandra
Who disapproved of the way Scout was being raised?
Uncle Jack
Who punished Scout for cursing?
Dill
Who is Scout's fiancé?
Boo Radley
Who saved Scout and Jem from the attack?
Nathan Radley
Who is Arthur Radley's brother?
Miss Stephanie
Who is the nosy gossipy neighbor?
Walter Cunningham, Jr.
Who poured syrup all over his food?
Tom Robinson
Who has a crippled arm from a cotton gin accident?
Miss Caroline
Who is Scout's first grade teacher?
Link Deas
Who gave Helen Robinson a job?
Mayella Ewell
Who lied about being raped?
Mrs. Dubose
Who was a morphine addict?
Dolphus Raymond
Who pretends to be drunk, but really drinks Coke?
Bob Ewell
Who writes left-handed?
Heck Tate
Who is the Sheriff of Maycomb?
Atticus
- the lawyer defending Tom Robinson
- Scout and Jem's single father
- tells Scout they will keep reading at night if she keeps going to school
Scout
Jean Louise Finch
- a tomboy who likes to fight
Uncle Jack Finch
Atticus' brother who is a doctor
- spanks Scout for punching Francis and cussing but apologizes later when he finds out why she did it
Aunt Alexandra
Atticus' sister
- comes to live with the Finches to give Scout a female role model
- thinks Scout should think and act like a girl
- won't let Scout visit Cal's house
- thinks Atticus should let Cal go
Francis
- the Finches' cousin whom Scout gets into a fight with when he calls Atticus names
Calpurnia
- the Finches' cook who is also like a second mother to the children
- African American woman who takes them to her church
Tom Robinson
- Black man accused of raping Mayella Ewell
- he is unable to use his left hand which would have made it quite difficult for him to attack Mayella the way she says he did
- is shot 17 times and killed by prison guards when he tries to escape
Reverend Sykes
- preacher at First Purchase who sits with the kids at the trial and locks his congregation in the church until they take up enough money for the Robinson family
- the children sit with him during the trial
Dill
- Charles Baker Harris
- Scout's "fiance" who is passed around from family member to family member throughout the year
- tells all sorts of crazy stories about who his daddy is
- wants to be a clown when he grows up
- Scout finds him under her bed
Heck Tate
- sheriff in Maycomb
- testifies that they did NOT call a doctor for Mayella
- tells Atticus that "Bob Ewell fell on his knife" because he believes it would be wrong to drag Boo out into the limelight for killing Bob Ewell
Miss Maudie
- nice Baptist neighbor who makes the kids 3 little cakes and takes good care of her flowers
- her house catches fire
- talks to the children like adults
- teaches them many lessons, like that Atticus does the town's dirty work for them and is the same in his house as he is in public
Mrs. Dubose
- an addict whom Atticus said was the bravest person he ever knew
- Jem and Scout have to read to her because Jem broke her flower bushes
- she has "fits" of withdrawal from morphine
Dolphus Raymond
- a white man who has mixed children
- drinks Coca-Cola out of a paper bag but everyone thinks it is alcohol (gives them an excuse for his "behavior")
Mayella Ewell
- accuses Tom Robinson of raping her
- lives in a dump but has pretty red geraniums
- thinks Atticus is making fun of her when he calls her ma'am
Bob Ewell
- town drunk who uses his relief checks on alcohol instead of caring for his children
- accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter
- attacks Jem and Scout
- killed by Boo Radley
Burris Ewell
- has "cooties" (lice)
- makes Miss Caroline cry
- only goes to school on the first day
Nathan Radley
- Boo's brother who keeps him in the house and fills up the tree hole where the kids had been getting presents
Boo Radley
- town "phantom" that is rarely seen
- his real name is Arthur Radley
- puts a blanket around Scout the night of the fire
- the kids play a game where they act out his story
- supposedly stabbed his father in the leg with scissors
- saves Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell by killing him
Mr. Cunningham
- pays for Atticus' services with nuts instead of money
- Scout talks to him about his son which diffuses the situation with the mob at the jail
Walter Cunningham
- Scout rubbed his nose in the dirt on the first day of school for getting her in trouble
- he comes to their house for dinner and pours syrup all over his food
Mr. Underwood
- was guarding the jail with a shotgun
- wrote an editorial in the newspaper about how Tom Robinson's death was like the "senseless slaughter of songbirds"
Miss Caroline
Scout's first grade teacher who doesn't want her to read with Atticus anymore
- swatted Scout with a ruler for telling her she was "shaming" Walter Cunningham
Setting
Maycomb, Alabama, 1930s
Time Period
The Great Depression
Reason for Cal's anger at Scout at the lunch table
Scout made fun of Walter when he put syrup on his food
Atticus's general advice to his children when it comes to understanding other people
1. To walk a mile in their shoes
2. To get inside their skin and walk around in it
3. To see things from their points of view
Items found in the tree
gum, pennies, spelling medal, ball of string, old watch
Sound Scout hears when she rolls up to the Radley yard in the tire
someone laughing
At first, Jem is disappointed in Atticus because he won't play ___________, but then he finds out he's the best ________ in Maycomb County.
football; shot
Point of view of the novel
First person
Narrator of the novel
Scout
How does Atticus convince Scout to keep going to school?
He tells her they will still read together every night.
How do the kids try to communicate with Boo Radley?
A note at the end of a fishing pole that they put up to the window
What happens to Jem's pants?
The children have to run when Nathan Radley comes out of his house shooting. When they run under the fence, Jem loses his pants.
What is different about Jem's pants when he goes back to get them later that night?
They are sewn up and folded across the fence
(Boo did it)
Why does Nathan Radley say he is filling the knot-hole?
He says the tree is dying.
We know that it is real because he does not want Boo giving the kids presents anymore.
What reason does Atticus give the kids for defending Tom Robinson?
He says he wouldn't be able to tell them what to do anymore if he didn't
What is Maycomb's usual disease?
how people "go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up"
Why is it a sin to kill mockingbirds?
They "don't do anything but make music for us to enjoy"
Why does Calpurnia say she acts and talks differently when she is around African-Americans than when she is around white people?
She says it would be "out of place" for her to talk like white people at church. She doesn't want to seem like she's "puttin' on airs"
What does Atticus say every mob is made up of?
people you know
Based on Tom's story about what happened that day, what can we assume about how Mayella feels about him?
She has a crush on him
Based on Mayella's testimony, what can we assume about her relationship with her father?
He is abusive
Atticus
"Thank you for my children, Arthur."
Dolphus Raymond
"Secretly, Miss Finch, I'm not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that's the way I want to live."
Atticus
"Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
Scout
"Well, it'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it?"
Atticus
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view--until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."
Heck Tate
"... there's just some kind of men you have to shoot before you can say hidy to 'em. Even then, they ain't worth the bullet it takes to shoot 'em."
Scout
"Hey, Boo."
Dolphus Raymond
"Cry about the simple hell people give other people - without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they're people, too."
Jem
"I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time...it's because he wants to stay inside."
Heck Tate
"I may not be much, Mr. Finch, but I'm still sheriff of Maycomb County and Bob Ewell fell on his knife."
Dill
"The way that man called him 'boy' all the time and sneered at him...Hasn't anybody got any business talkin' like that--it just makes me sick."
Atticus
"As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something, and don't you forget it - whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash."
Mrs. Merriweather
"I tell you there are some good but misguided people in this town...Folks in this town who think they're doing right, I mean."
Dill
"There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off."
Atticus
"I don't know, but they did it. They've done it before and they did it tonight and they'll do it again and when they do it - seems that only children weep."
Miss Maudie
"Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy."
Miss Maudie
"Whether Maycomb knows it or not, we're paying the highest tribute we can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It's that simple."
Scout
"Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad."
Heck Tate
"Let the dead bury the dead."
Atticus Finch
"In the name of God, do your duty. In the name of God, believe Tom Robinson."
Tom Robinson
"I felt sorry for her, she seemed to try more 'n the rest of 'em."
Reverend Sykes
"Miss Jean Louise, Stand up. You're father's passin'."
Mayella Ewell
"He took advantage of me. An' if you fine, fancy gentlemen ain't gonna do nothin' about it, then you're just a bunch of lousy, yella, stinkin' cowards..."