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Harper Lee

author of TKM

Mayella Ewell

falsely accused Tom Robinson of raping her


boy with quite an imagination; good friends with Scout

Boo Radley

person who saved Jem and Scout by killing Bob Ewell


more than a maid to the Finch family

teacher told her not to read at home with Atticus

Why Scout did not want to return to school after the first day

Who put "gifts" in tree for Scout and Jem?

Boo Radley

Whose house burned to the ground?

Miss Maudie

Who was Tim Johnson?

the rabid dog that Atticus killed

During the time period of TKM, the US was involved in what?

a depression

Who was the morphine addict?

Mrs. Dubose

Initially, Atticus thinks this person killed Bob Ewell.


Name two ways the African Americans show respect to Atticus.

1. They stand up as he leaves the courtroom.
2. They give him gifts of food.

Why was it improbable that Tom Robinson could have raped Mayella?

He has a deformed arm and cannot do anything with that arm.

Who threatens Atticus? Why?

Bob Ewell b/c they made him look like a liar and a fool.

Atticus represents what?

fair and honest people; people opposed to prejudice

Known as "ole one shot"


Miss Caroline doesn't know how to respond to the children b/c ?

She is not of the area and she doesn't know the idiosyncrasies of the various families. She has preconceived notions that do not match up with the children.

Who was known as the "malevolent phantom"?


What saved Scout from death at the end of the novel?

her ham costume

Who "saved the day" at the jail (when there could have been a serious altercation)?

Scout, by recognizing and singling out Mr. Cunningham, prevents possible mob action.

Why doesn't Alexandra want Scout playing with Walter Cunningham?

Cunninghams are not the social equals of the Finches, according to Aunt Alexandra.

What happens to Tom Robinson after the verdict?

He was shot when he tried to escape from prison.

What bad thing happens to Helen Robinson, besides the fact she is not the sole "bread winner" of the family?

The Ewells threw things at her and harassed her as she walked past their house on the main road.

In the title of the novel, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, who might the mockingbirds be?

Tom Robinson and Boo Radley b/c neither of them harmed anyone, yet they were mistreated and thought poorly of.

Why did Heck Tate insist that Bob Ewell fell on his own knife?

to cover up for Boo b/c putting Boo on trial would be hard on Boo due to his quiet ways

Who is the prosecuting attorney?

Mr. Gilmer

Who is the judge?


Who is the white man living in a black community, a man who pretends to be a drunk?

Dolphus Raymond

Who is the pastor at Calpurnia's church?

Rev. Sykes

Atticus asks Mr. Ewell to write his name to show what?

That he is left-handed.

Who is the gossipy neighbor?

Stephanie Crawford

Who is the narrator of TKM?

Jean Louise Finch, AKA Scout

What did Scout do to Walter Cunningham at school?

rubbed his nose in dirt during a fight

Who sewed up Jem's pants after he took them off to escape from the Radley place?


Why didn't the Ewells go to school?

The authorities bent the law for them given their poverty and poor family life.

Who angered Scout by saying her daddy defended Negroes?


What is the name of Atticus' sister?


Who is Mr. Underwood?

the editor of the newspaper who was "covering Atticus' back" at the jail

Who puts a blanket around Scout when she is at the fire?

Boo Radley

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