To Kill a Mockingbird Test Study Guide
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How old was Scout when her mother died?
She was two years old.
What is wrong with the Radley pecans?
They will kill you if you eat them.
How did Boo Radley get into trouble with
He was part of a gang in the county and him and others locked him in the courthouse outhouse
and resisted arrest by Mr. Conner.
Why did Scout get into trouble with Miss
She knew how to read and she tried to explain to her why Walter wouldn't take the money.
What is Old Sarum?
An area in the northern part of the county which had an enormous and confusing tribe that
resembled the closets thing to a gang.
Why was Miss Fisher terrified when she
saw Burris Ewell?
He had a cootie crawl out of his hair and then he killed it with his fingers. He is a very dirty boy.
How did Atticus convince Scout that she
must remain in school?
He made a deal with her that if she continued to go to school he would continue to read with her, but she couldn't tell anyone.
What did Scout discover in the tree in
front of the Radley house?
She found two pieces of gum.
What is hot steam?
Its someone who can't get to heaven and just goes around the lonesome roads. If you walk
through the Hot Steam you will have the same fate.
What did Scout hear when she fell out of
She had heard someone laughing inside the house.
What does Miss Maudie inform Scout
about Boo Radley?
She tells Scout that Boo is still alive and not stuffed up the chimney and that maybe he wants to stay inside.
Why does Jem and Dill want to give Boo a
They want to give him a note so they can see him and talk to him.
What unusual event occurred on Dill's last
night in Maycomb?
Dill, Jem and Scout try to sneak into the Radley's house. They get scared away by a shadow and then a shotgun shot. While going under the fence, Jem gets his pants stuck on the fence, forcing him to leave them behind.
How did Jem lose his pants?
They got stuck and tangled on the fence.
When Jem went to retrieve his pants how
did he discover them?
The holes in his pants were sewn back together and fixed and they were folded and laying on the fence.
What are three items that Jem and Scout
discover in the tree?
They find a whole pack of gum, little carvings of themselves, and a pocket watch that didn't work.
Who filled the knot hole in the tree with
Mr. Radley filled the hole.
What was the reason given for filling the
The tree was dying so he was "saving the tree."
Why was school canceled?
Because it was the first time it snowed since 1885.
Who did the snowman resemble at first?
Whose house caught on fire?
Who placed a blanket around Scout
during the fire?
What did Cecil Jacobs tell Scout?
That her father was a ****** lover.
Who is Atticus defending?
Why are the people in Maycomb angry
Because he is defending a black man.
Why did Scout get spanked by Uncle jack?
Because she called Francis a ***** Lady.
According to the story why is it wrong to shoot a mockingbird?
Because all they do is sing and don't do anything bad.
Why were Jem and Scout ashamed of
Because he was old and didn't do or play anything with them. He just read.
Who shot Tim Johnson?
Why did Jem cut the tops off from Mrs.
Dubose's camellia bushes?
He got so mad at her after she said Atticus "lawed for *****s and trash."
Why did Atticus make Jem read to Mrs.
Mrs. Dubose said that Jem had to read to her every day after school and Saturdays for two hours for a whole month. Atticus wanted to make it right with Mrs. DuBose for what his son did.
How did Mrs. Dubose win?
She had gotten rid of her addiction to morphine for the first time in her life.
Where did Scout and Jem go with Calpurnia?
She takes them to her church on Sunday the First Purchase African M.E. Church.
Why was Lula angry with Calpurnia?
Because Calpurnia had brought two white kids to their church.
Why did Calpurnia speak differently at the
Because she was with all her friends and family thats how they talked so she did the same. She only talks all proper when she's with the Finch's because its proper and how the white people talk, which is different from how she talks with her people.
Who was waiting on the porch when the
children arrived home from the church?
How did Aunt Alexandra classify any
person from Maycomb?
She said that everyone had a streak of something bad which was the cause of anything bad that happened in the family.
Why did Scout begin to cry in front of
Because he was telling them to act differently only because Aunt Alexander had told him to say that to him. He usually would never say something like that to them.
What did Scout think was under her bed?
She thought there was a snake under her bed.
What did Dill explain as the reason to why
he ran away?
He said that his dad hated him and that he tied him up to a chair in the basement and tried to kill him by starving him. The real reason though was that he thought his new father and mother didn't pay enough attention to him so he ran to Maycomb county where he new he would happy and get attention.
Where did Dill hear he could get babies?
From this man who would go to this island where all the babies were.
Why did Dill reckon Boo Radley's never
Dill said that Boo Radley didn't have a place to run to.
Why did Mr. Link Deas and the others visit
They were talking about the case and trying to see if they could protect Tom Robinson because he was getting moved to the County Jail
Where did Atticus take the car?
Down to the jail, to watch Tom Robinson.
How did Scout get Atticus out of a tight
She talked to Mr. Cunningham about his entailment and about his son who was in the same grade as her. She also mentioned how they had fed him dinner one night.
Who had Atticus covered all along?
How does Mr. Underwood feel about
He doesn't like them and doesn't want them near him, but he respects Atticus, thats why he helps Atticus out.
According to Jem, why are mix children
Because they don't belong anywhere, and black people don't want them and neither do white people.
What is a chifforobe?
A cabinet/wardrobe, Mayella told Tom to chop it up for her.
Why did Mayella fear Atticus?
Because she was lying so she was afraid he would figure it out.
What is Tom's physical impairment?
He has a crippled arm
Did Mr. Gilmer fairly prosecute the case?
No because the way he talked/asked Tom question always had a tone to it, and he always called him boy or racial names, this was what caused Dill to cry.
Why is judge Taylor a heroic figure?
Because he picks Atticus from the beginning to lawyer the case because he knows Atticus is good and will give tom Robinson a chance.
How did Tom's version of what happened
differ from Mayella's version?
In Tom's version, she had hugged him and kissed him and wanted him to kiss her back and prevented him from leaving. In Mayella's she was raped and beaten by him.
What year did the trial take place?
Why does Mr. Raymond pretend to be the
Because he likes black people and at the time this was a huge problem so he pretends to be drunk, so it's his excuse for liking black people.
Who interrupted the trial and why?
Calpurnia did because she had a note to Atticus saying the kids had not been home all day.
How did Scout first realize that the jury
had convicted Tom?
Scout knows that Tom had been convicted because the jury never looks at the person they convicted, and when the jury comes back none of the jury looks at Tom.
How did Jem react to the jury's decision?
He does not like it and thinks its unfair, he decides to stop thinking about the trail completely.
How did the population of blacks
attending the trial react to Atticus?
They gave him all this food and stuff thanking him.
How did Bob Ewell react towards Atticus?
He spit in his face and cursed at him and said that he'd get him if it took the res of his life.
What is the most sickening thing to
When a low-grade white person takes advantage of a black person.
Why does Jem believe that Boo Radley
wants to remain inside his house?
Because he wants to remain inside and doestn't want to go outside.
Why did Miss Maudie hold Scout's hand?
To make her feel comfortable, she was nervous until she did.
What is the missionary society?
It is a church group that provides aid and stuff for people in need like the African Tribe.
Who was shot with seventeen bullet
How did Aunty act like a lady in Scout's
After hearing the news that Tom was just killed Aunty was able to hold it together and act normal in front of her friends so as not to ruin the meeting for them.
Where did Jem and Dill go with Atticus?
Jem and Dill went with Atticus to Tom Robinson's house when Atticus told Tom's wife he was dead
What is the Grit paper?
A sort of rural newspaper/magazine that the rural kids bring to school for their current events.
How is Miss Gates an example of
She talks about how Hitler is very bad for killing all the Jews and how being bias to someone because of their religion is wrong. But after the trial she makes racial comments about Tom and how it was good he was convicted.
What did Aunt Alexandra mean when she
expressed, Somebody just walked over my grave?
Why was Scout dressed up like a pork?
It was for the pageant in which she was a pork representing what Maycomb county produced.
Who scared Scout on the way to school?
What happened to Scout during the
She feel asleep in her costume and didn't go out on her cue, this made Miss Merryweather really mad.
Why did Jem and Scout have to turn back
to the school?
Scout had forgotten her shoes but then they decided against it and kept going.
What happened on the way home from
Jem and Scout were attacked by Bob Ewell who broke Jems arms and was killed by someone with a knife who came out and saved their lives.
What happened to Bob Ewell?
He tripped over a root and stabbed himself with the knife. He then died.
Who was standing in the corner of Jem's
Why did Heck Tate want to Let the dead
bury the dead?
Heck is suggesting that they should move on and let it be as they have discussed, there is no point of bringing it to court or etc.
What did Scout believe would be like
shooting a mockingbird?
By turning in Boo Radley it would be similar to shooting a Mockingbird, because Mockingbirds don't harm anyone and go about their life singing making others happy. Boo shouldn't be harmed because all he did was save two children from a crazy man.
What did Atticus thank Boo Radley for?
What did Scout see from Boo Radley's
Boo's perspective of everything, she saw herself, Atticus, Jem, Dill and more.
What is the significance of The Grey
In the Grey Ghost kids are always blaming this kid for doing stuff to their treehouse, after they
finally find him they find out that he hasn't done any of the things they accuse him of, and that he is really a nice person. This is exactly like Boo Radley and Scout, Jem and Dill. The story is sort of summing up Boo and Scout, Jem, and Dill's relationship.