To Kill a Mockingbird
Terms in this set (106)
a ghost or spook
behavior that is patronizing
hazy, vague, indistinct or confused
the list of dramas, operas, parts, pieces, etc., that a company is prepared to perform
a group, set or company; a small flock of birds
an assault or attack, usually vigorous
a slang term for a head louse. A lous (plural: lice) is a bloodsucking parasite.
a source of shame or humiliation
shut off apart from the world
where you live
the hero of a story, main character
a formal statement of principle; order
preferred way of doing something
authoritative; of importance or consequence
kind and gentle; harmless
a deadly or virulent epidemic disease
gruesome and horrible
at a distance, especially in feeling or interest; apart
to show or indicate beforehand; glimpse ahead
unpleasant; disagreeable; inferior
a silent agreement
a style of literature characterized by a gloomy setting, grotesque, mysterious, or violent events, and an atmosphere of degeneration and decay
sad and gloomy
to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine
Discovered in Egypt in 1799, a large block of basalt inscribed with a report of decree passed in 196 BC. Written in three languages, it gave historians many clues as to the meaning of Egyptian Hieroglyphs
the edge of something
roof of the mouth
not the actual word, Scout misunderstood, a hermaphrodite is an animal or plant that has both female and male characteristics
to harm someone's reputation
a representation of a person where certain features of that person are exaggerated or distorted
to treat (a dead body) so as to preserve it, as with chemicals, drugs, or balsams
a deviation, or moving away from, something that is normal
the front of a building; a superficial appearance or illusion of something
foolishness; rash boldness
in a self-satisfied way
a large cabinet with drawers and a place for hanging clothes
place of an event
exclusive right or privilege
consent in silence or without objection
principles; elements; subjects to be learned
people who pretend to be something they are not
clear of a charge; find not guilty
wild or savage
unenlightened; without religion or morals
accept the event as though it were inevitable; that is, that nothing to be done to change or alter it
full of strong feeling of anger
filthy or dirty
decorative stitching used to gather cloth
secretly cooperated or agreed to
a white fudge made from whipped egg whites, sugar, and nuts
false, outwardly resembles something but does not have the genuine qualities of the it
very flowery in style; elegant
attractive outer surface
To Kill a Mockingbird is told from what point of view?
What did Dill dare Jem to do?
touch the radley house
According to Mrs. Stephanie, who did Boo Radley stab?
Do you feel differently about Burris Ewell than you do about Walter Cunningham? Why?
Walter has pride for his family name, Burris does not.
Who would be laughing from inside the house and why do you think he/she would have been laughing?
Boo Radley because the kids game was funny
Where did Scout spend her evenings after Jem and Dill began to exclude her?
Miss Maudie's porch
What happened to Jem, Scout, and Dill when they snuck to the back of the Radley house to peek inside?
Jem's pants got stuck, and when he went back he was shot at.
How did Dill explain Jem's missing pants?
Said he won a game of strip poker
What is Mr. Avery's belief about why it has snowed?
because of the bad children
How did Scout happen to have a blanket wrapped around her shoulders during the fire?
Boo Radley placed it on her shoulders secretly.
Why would there be no more items left in the knot-hole?
Mr. Radley cemented it shut because the tree was "dying".
What does Cecil Jacobs bring to Scout's attention?
that her father is defending a black man
How did Jem remain calm when Miss Maudie's house was burning and it looked as if the Finch's house would burn also?
He watched the adults and followed their reactions.
What does Atticus say is the only thing that doesn't abide by majority rule?
What was Miss Maudie's explanation for Atticus' request that the children not shoot mockingbirds?
Mockingbirds are harmless and innocent.
Where do the children find Atticus after he takes the car one evening?
outside the jail
What did Jem do that made Scout feel that he had broken the "remaining code" of their childhood?
he told Atticus that Dill was under the bed
What is it that Scout does that makes the dangerous mob break up and go back home?
She tells Mr. Cunningham to say hey to Walter and talks about his case to show how innocent she is.
Where did the children watch the trial from?
from the blacks balcony
What would be the significance of Mayella being beaten on the right side of her face?
would have had to have been done with a left hand and Tom's left hand was crippled
What is the significance of Tom's admission that he felt sorry for Mayella?
it is frowned upon for black men to feel sorry for white women because white women are higher in society
In Atticus' closing speech he declares that there is one kind of equality that he believes in, what is it?
Equality in the law
Why is Bob Ewell so upset after Tom Robinson is convicted?
He was humiliated on the stands and the respect the town had for him was lost.
What was the significance of Miss Maudie's two little cakes and one large one?
It shows Jem in the adult world and Scout and Dill in the child world.
What is the hypocrisy revealed in the conversation of the ladies of the missionary aid society?
They preached equality but when it came to Tom Robinson they disregarded it.
Who was the one juror who wanted to find Tom Robinson innocent?
What was Tom Robinson's fate?
Tom was shot 17 times and killed while trying to escape from the jail.
How did Scout ruin Mrs. Merriweather's pageant?
She didn't come on stage when her food name was called and instead came at the wrong time.
At first, who does Atticus think killed Bob Ewell?
How do we know Atticus has followed his own advice and has climbed into Bob Ewell's skin and "walked around in it"?
He understands why Bob tried to kill his children.
Who killed Bob Ewell?
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