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teacher told her not to read at home with Atticus
Why Scout did not want to return to school after the first day
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.
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 "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 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
Why didn't the Ewells go to school?
The authorities bent the law for them given their poverty and poor family life.
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