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English: TKAM Study Guide
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What theme is present in the scene with Jem, Scout, and the roly-poly?
C. coming of age
D. all of the above
What does the roly-poly represent?
Which of the following describes Judge Taylor?
D. both A and B
Which of Scout's neighbors does Scout like the most?
How many women were on Tom Robinson's jury?
What theme do the Cunninghams represent?
small town and poverty
Boo Radley is the victim of what concept?
When Miss Gates talks about the persecution of Jewish people, and then later on about Black People, it's an example of____________.
Which characters best represents the symbolic meaning of the mockingbird?
Tom Robinson and Boo Radley
What is the irony between Jem and Mrs. Dubose?
They both do not want to be with each other, but they both benefit from it.
What is Maycomb's usual disease?
Which of the following describes Tom Robinson?
A. innocent and kind
B. untruthful and rude
C. ignorant and uneducated
D. cruel and unjust
How did Link act towards the Robinson family?
He stood up for Tom Robinson in court and helped Hellen after Tom died.
What crimes has Bob Ewell committed?
keeping his kids from school, hunting out of season, assaulting Mayella, and trying to harm Jem and Scout
When did To Kill a Mockingbird take place?
the Great Depression
Who does the black community support in the novel?
the Finches and the Robinsons
Which of the following best describes Atticus?
A. sweet and kind, but also unfair
B. wise and just, but also ignorant
C. evil and cruel, but also creative
D. rich and powerful, but also lonely
Scout discovers that Boo Radley is what?
shy and childlike
Which of the following is an example of coming of age?
A. Scout starts school
B. Jem and Scout learn about justice and morals
C. When Scout makes it look like Boo Radley is escorting her
D. All of the Above
How many years does the novel cover?
Who killed Bob Ewell?
Which best describes Calpurnia?
A. strict but caring
B. rich but lonely
C. poor but happy
D. none of the above
What point of view is the novel told from?
Who helped Atticus guard Tom Robinson at the jailhouse?
Why did Dill start crying during the trial?
Tom Robinson was being treated unfairly
Which of the following best describes Jem and Scout's relationship?
A. They are loving and always getting along
B. They argue but always make up
C. They hate each other
D. None of the above
Who in the novel is left handed?
Who is nicknamed "Ol' One Shot"?
Who is a morphine addict?
Who pretends to be drunk, but really drinks Coke?
Who is Scout's "fiancé"?
Who is the sheriff of Maycomb?
Who has a crippled arm?
How did Tom Robinson get a crippled arm?
a cotton gin accident
Who poured syrup all over his food?
Walter Cunningham Jr.
Who gave Helen a job?
Who cried over the guilty verdict?
Who was Scout's first grade teacher?
What is Jean Louis' nickname?
Who takes Scout and Jem to her church?
Who is the nosy gossipy neighbor?
Miss Stephanie Crawford
Who saved Scout and Jem from the attack?
Who is Arthur Radley Jr.'s brother?
Who lied about being assaulted?
Who lost her home to a fire?
Who punished Scout for cursing?
Who disapproved of the way Scout was being raised?
"Cal, can I come to see you sometimes?"
This quote applies to the theme of family in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this quote, Scout is asking Calpurnia if she can come to her house sometime. The level of comfort that Scout has around Calpurnia makes her a main mother figure for Scout. Aditionally, the fact that Calpurnia, a woman of color, acts as a motherly figure for Scout, a white girl. This opposes the idea of racism that is prominent in the novel. Since Scout does not have a mother anymore, Calpurnia disciplines as well as cares for her, and helps her throughout her childhood.
"Miss Caroline, he's a Cunningham."
This quote applies to the theme of small town and poverty in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this quote, Scout is explaining to Miss Caroline that Walter Cunningham Jr. cannot pay for his lunch because his family does not have a lot of money. She remembers how Atticus told her that when the Cunninghams owed him money, they paid back in materials other than money. This is something that could really only happen in a small town where people trust each other enough to believe they will pay back what they owe. Scout also recalls Atticus telling her that the Cunninghams only take what they can pay back, and this is why Walter doesn't accept the money Miss Caroline offers him to pay for lunch. Furthermore, Scout telling Miss Caroline this information makes her mad, and causes conflicts between them in the future.
"I slipped my hand into the crook of his arm."
This quote reveals the theme of coming of age in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Scout, the speaker, has learned manners from Aunt Alexandra. When she brings Boo Radley back to his house after he saves her and Jem from Bob Ewell, she locks arms with him so that it looks like he is escorting her. This knowledge of manners exhibits the theme of coming of age in the novel.
"I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial, if he had any to begin with. The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does. So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that's something I'll gladly take."
This quote by Atticus shows the themes of courage and empathy in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus is discussing how he made Bob Ewell look bad after the trial, so it's fair for Bob to be angry with Atticus. This act of empathy shows how Atticus truly puts himself into others' shoes instead of judging them. This quote also shows that Atticus is courageous, because he wasn't scared of Bob Ewell since it would help Mayella.
"Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
This quote by Miss Maudie demonstrates the themes of moral codes and justice. Miss Maudie is telling Scout that mockingbirds do nothing to harm others, so others should have no reason to harm them. In this quote, the mockingbird symbolizes Tom Robinson, who is killed after trying to escape jail, even though he is innocent. It also represents Boo Radley, who had many rumors spread about him even though they weren't true. This quote is a central theme around the whole book, and that is why the book is titled To Kill a Mockingbird.
"'Would you write your name for us?' he asked. 'Clearly now, so the jury can see you do it.'"
This quote that Atticus asks Bob Ewell proves that Bob Ewell was the one who assaulted Mayella. The majority of Mayella's injuries were on her right side, so the person who gave them to her was most likely left-handed. When Bob Ewell writes his name, he uses his left hand. This proves that Bob Ewell assaulted Mayella, not Tom Robinson. However, because Tom Robinson is black, the jury marks him guilty, portraying the racism that is present in Maycomb.
"Miss Maudie grinned wickedly. 'Well now, Miss Jean Louise,' she said, 'still think your father can't do anything? Still ashamed of him'"
This quote by Miss Maudie tells Scout that she shouldn't be ashamed of her father's old age. She tells him that he is a good man who has many accomplishments, including that he is the deadest shot in Maycomb county. This quote describes Atticus as a wonderful character who is more than just a wise old man.
"It was the first time I ever walked away from a fight."
This quote by Scout displays a theme of coming of age for her. Scout often has a short temper and gets mad easily. When Cecil Jacobs insults her father, she learns to choose her battles and walk away. This shows a major improvement of maturity for Scout.
"The day after Jem's twelfth birthday his money was burning up his pockets, so we headed to town in the early afternoon. Jem thought he had enough to buy a miniature steam engine for himself and a twirling baton for me."
This quote where Scout describes Jem shows themes of family and coming of age. Jem is learning to manage his money; he makes sure that he has enough money to buy the things he intends to get. After he does this, he not only buys a toy for himself, but also for Scout. This act of love and responsibility is a coming of age moment for Jem.
" . . . Miss Gates was-she was goin' down the steps in front of us, you musta not seen her-she was talking with Miss Stephanie Crawford. I heard her say it's time somebody taught 'em a lesson . . ."
This quote by Scout describes the irony that Miss Gates portrays when she talks about how black people are lesser than white people, and then goes on to say that Hitler was wrong for treating Jews harshly. This shows themes of coming of age and loss of innocence for Scout that she recognizes this irony. The prejudice that Miss Gates demonstrates is also a theme found in the novel.
Modified True or False: The Cunninghams are a loyal family to those who've shown kindness.
Modified True or False: The Black community didn't appreciate Atticus for representing Tom Robinson.
False, they brought Atticus lots of food
Modified True or False: Harper Lee shows the struggles of growing up through Jem and Scout.
Modified True or False: Miss Maudie serves as a voice of reason throughout the novel.
Modified True or False: Aunt Alexandra believes that Scout acts like a lady throughout the novel.
False, she wishes Scout would be more lady like
Modified True or False: Bob Ewell represents the theme of courage in the novel.
False, he is cowardly
Modified True or False: At the end of the novel, Scout was no longer afraid of Arthur Radley.
Modified True or False: Dill agreed with his aunt about her views on Atticus and Tom Robinson and the court case in the novel.
False, they disagreed
Modified True or False: Calpurnia and Atticus constantly argued about how to raise Jem and Scout in the novel.
False, Aunt Alexandra argued with Atticus
What court case is the To Kill a Mockingbird based off of?
the Scottsboro trials
Modified True or False: An example of coming of age is when Jem reads to Mrs. Dubose.
Modified True or False: It was important for Atticus to show his children that he knew how to shoot a gun.
False, it was not his main concern
Modified True or False: Aunt Alexandra supported Atticus for defending Tom Robinson.
False, she did not support him
Modified True or False: Atticus doesn't believe in the goodness of humanity.
False, he does believe
Modified True or False: Uncle Jack didn't listen to what Scout had to say.
False, he listened to her after she asked him to
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