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To Kill A Mockingbird Part 1
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Who is the narrator of this story?
Jean Louise (Scout) Finch
How do we know the story is told in flashback?
It is told in past tense.
What two important points do we learn about in the first two paragraphs?
We learn that it is the first time Dill came to them and Dill wanted to get Boo Radley to come out.
What is the setting of the story and what is the mood of the town?
The setting is Maycomb County, Alabama during the Great Depression. The mid 1930s. The mood is old, tired, poor, slow, easy-going.
Calpurnia is the Finch family's African American cook. Acts as a mother-figure, housekeeper, and nanny.
What began the misery of the Radley house?
The misery of the Radley house began when Boo got in trouble with the police after a night of mischief. His father made him a prisoner in his own home.
What do we learn Atticus' profession and what do we learn about him as a father?
Atticus is a lawyer. As a father, he loves his children but isn't a warm and fuzzy dad. He respects his children and treats them as adults.
Who are the Ewells and why are they allowed special privileges?
The Ewells are a family with a lot of kids and their mother died. They are very poor. They live at the dump. Their dad is drunk. They are given special privileges because it is easier to turn a blind's eye.
What compromise does Atticus make with Scout?
Atticus tells Scout if she continues to go to school, he will continue to read with her.
What do we learn the phrase "just a..." comes to represent?
"Just a" represents what a family name means in Maycomb. It is a prejudice because of your name.
what lesson does Cal try to teach Scout?
Cal tries to teach Scout that different isn't bad, it's just different. Also, treat everyone (guests) with respect regardless of their circumstance.
what game to the children make up in chapter 4?
They make up "Boo Radley" based on neighborhood legend and gossip.
What information does Scout give us at the end of chapter 4? what do you suppose was inside the house and what did scout hear?
Scout says that when she crashed into the stoop and popped out of the tire in front of the Radley House she heard someone laughing inside. This was Boo.
Why dose Scout become friends with Miss Maudie?
Because Jem and Dill begin to exclude and ignore her.
Why does Miss Maudie criticize Boo's father?
his sense of right and wrong is so strict that he punishes boo in a very cruel way.
What does Miss Maudie criticize about Boo's father?
She calls him a foot-washing baptist, meaning that he takes the bible too literally.
The children see Boo Radley as strange and frightening. How do Miss Maudie and Atticus see him?
a lonely man who just wants to be left alone.
What does it mean to be a foot-washing baptist? /what is pleasure?
It means that you take the bible too literally and all pleasure is sin.
In ch. 6 what were the children doing in the Radley yard and what did they see that made them run away?
They were trying to catch a glimpse of Boo through the window when they saw a shadowy figure lurking about.
Why is it so important to Jem that he go back and get his pants before morning?
He's never gotten in trouble with Atticus before and doesn't want to.
What line indicated that Jem decided what they did was wrong?
"We shouldn'ta done that tonight, Scout?"
What might account for Jem's change of heart?
Jem is maturing with age and growing up.
Jem has been acting strange since he went to get his pants that night. What surprised him that night?
He found his pants sewn and folded over the fence waiting for him like someone knew he'd return.
Who do you suppose was responsible for the gifts in the knothole and Jem's pants? Why does he do this?
Boo was responsible for the gifts and the pants because he wants to be friends.
Who cemented up the knothole and why does this upset Jem?
Nathan Radley cemented up the knothole. THis upsets Jem because he had begun to realize this was his only contact with Boo. He is upset for himself and for Boo.
Why is Jem crying at the end of chapter 7?
He is upset because his communication with Boo is gone and he feels bad for Boo.
What does the snowman represent in ch8?
The snowman represents the African American suppression by the white people.
Whose house catches fire and why does Atticus make the children leave the house and stand in front of the Radley house?
Miss Maudie's house catches fire. the children are told to stand in front of the radley house to stay safe and away from the fire because the fire might spread.
who put the blanket around scout's shoulders and how did the person know she was cold?
boo put the blanket over scout because he noticed her shivering.
what does atticus mean when he says "looks like all of maycomb was out tonight in one way or another"
Boo Radley came out.
Why do they decide not to return the blanket?
Because they dont want Boo to get in trouble.
Why does Atticus think that he can't win the Tom Robinson case?
Black man's word against white man's word.
Who is Nathan Radley?
Boo Radley's brother.
Who calls Scout a coward and why does she walk away?
Cecil Jacobs calls her a coward. She walks away becuase Atticus tells her not to figt because of something someone says about him.
why is atticus worried about scout learning to keep her head in the next few months?
they will hear a lot of bad things about the trial.
what is atticus' intent in regard to the jury at the tom robinson trial.
he wants to jar the jury, give them a reasonable doubt that he's not guilty.
why is it a sin to kill a mockingbird?
a mockingbird doesn't do anything to harm us - it only makes beautiful music for us. it's a shame to kill anything that is innocent.
why are the children disappointed and ashamed when they compare atticus to other fathers?
he is boring - doesnt do anything that the other fathers do.
what does atticus do that surprises the children and makes them proud?
he shoots a mad dog with one shot.
why does jem say that they should not tell anyone at school about the incident?
Atticus is modest and humble. he didn't tell the kids because he doesn't want everyone talking about him.
Describe Mrs. Dubose.
Sickly, nasty, old, insulting, ugly, morphine addict
Why does Jem knock the top off Mrs. Dubose's flowers?
He got angry and lost it.
What does atticus mean when he says "the one thing that doesnt abide by majority rule is a man's conscience"?
make your own choices (right and wrong) it doesn't matter if anyone agrees with you
What is jem's punishment for knocking the tops off of Mrs. Dubose's flowerS? why is the time period extended each day?
he has to read to her every day for two hours for a month. the time period extends each day because she becomes less and less addicted to morphine each day (given smaller amounts of morphine each day)
what does atticus say real courage is?
"its when you know you're licked before you begin but you` begin anyway and you see it through no matter what"
How old are the kids when the story starts?
Scout is almost six and Jem is almost ten.
where is scout's and jem's mother?
she died when scout was two and jem was six.
what was boo rumored to have done?
stabbed his father with scissors?
who is dill?
a boy staying next door for the summer whom scout and jem befriend.
Where does Dill go when summer ends?
back to Meridian
describe the cunninghams.
their family is large and poor, so poor that they pay atticus with good when they need legal help.
Why can't walter cunnigham accept the quarter?
he won't ever be able to pay it back.
why is Miss Caroline displeased with scout?
she already knows how to read.
what does Walter put on his meat and vegetables during supper (lunch)?
who had a "cootie" (louse) come out of his hair?
Who only comes to school on the first day each year?
Who is Miss Maudie Atkinson?
widow who likes gardening and baking. neighbor of the Finch's
What do Jem and Dill ask Boo in their note they try to give to him?
they ask if he wants to get ice cream with them
who is Miss Stephanie Crawford?
the neighborhood gossip
where do scout and jem find gifts?
in knothole of a tree in the Radley yard
how does dill explain jem's missing pants?
they were playing strip poker and then lighting matches
how does miss maudie account for boo's strangeness?
he had a strict baptist father
what do they find in the knothole?
two pieces of chewing gum, two soap figures that look like Scout and Jem, more gum, spelling bee medal, pocket watch.
Why does Nathan Radley say he cemented the tree?
He said the tree was dying
how do they kids make the snowman?
they make it out of dirt and then cover it with snow
how does miss maudie react after the fire?
she said she is happy her house burned down because she hated it.
what unexpected phenomenon happen in Alabama in chapter 8?
What did Tom Robinson get accused of and who is the accuser?
he is accused of raping Bob Ewell's daughter and Bob was the accuser
Describe Aunt Alexandra
What does Francis call Atticus to Scout?
who is Heck Tate?
the sheriff of Maycomb County
where do the Finch's go on Christmas Day?
Finch's Landing to Uncle Jack and Aunt Alexandra's house
what does Auntie want scout to do?
dress like a lady
what did Mrs. Dubose want to do before she died?
break her morphine addiction
Who is Mrs. Dubose's maid-servant?
What does Dubose get Jessie to make for Jem
a single, perfect camelia in a box
Why does mrs. dubose give Jem the camelia?
a symbol of forgiveness
what does Uncle Jack say about Tom Robinson?
he is innocent but doomed
what is jem's full name? (including last name)
Jeremy Atticus Finch.
what does shooting the mad dog represent?
that atticus has one shot to change people's minds at the trial
Dill real name?
charles baker harris
Scout's school mate who can't afford lunch
Uncle Jack's profession
Author of TKAM
A time for courage, education, prejudices, racial discrimination, loss of innocence, coming of age
Mad dog's name
Boo's real name
Why does Atticus admire Mrs. Dubose?
because she has courage
Who founded Finch's Landing?
How did Miss Caroline learn her teaching techniques?
Who tells Jem it's a sin to kill a mockingbird?
where does Dill live during the school year? (state)?
For what does Uncle Jack reprimand scout from doing on Christmas eve?
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