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To Kill A Mockingbird Questions & Answers, rated A+. latest update. *************Chapter 1*********** Who is narrating the novel? Approximately how old is the narrator? In what point of view is th... e novel told? - ✔✔-Scout. 9. first person point of view What happened to Jem when he was nearly thirteen? - ✔✔-He broke his arm at the elbow How did Simon Finch make his money? - ✔✔-He was a fur trapper Where does this story take place (give details)? - ✔✔-Maycome Alabama in the south, which is a small town and everyone knows everyone else's business Why do you think the children call their father Atticus rather than "Dad"? - ✔✔-Out of respect What does Atticus Finch do for a living? - ✔✔-He is a lawyer Who were his first two clients? What happened to them? Why? How did this case change Atticus as a lawyer? - ✔✔-The Haverfords, They were hanged because they shot a blacksmith and refused to accept an offer from the state. He didn't care for criminal law anymore. What does the author mean by: "There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County." Why did the people of Maycomb have "no money"? - ✔✔-It was the depression and people didn't have money to do anything and so many people were out of a job so there was no hurry. What happened to the narrator's mother? How did her death affect the narrator? How did it affect Jem? - ✔✔-She died. Scout wasn't really effected because she was so young. He misses his mom and sometimes gets depressed. Describe Dill. Why has he come to Maycomb? What does Dill claim to have done with the "beautiful child" money? - ✔✔-He is a small kid with a big personality. He is shipped off to his Aunt Rachel Haverford's every summer. He went to the movie everyday with the money. Explain how the children spend their summer. What do they do for fun? - ✔✔-They spend it playing and trying to get Boo Radley out of his house Give 3 examples of rumors about the Radley house and its inhabitants. - ✔✔-Boo Radley peeped in windows, froze people's azela bushes, killed animals -Radley pecans would kill you -Mr. Radley "bought cotton" -Boo experimented with stumphole whiskey (moonshine) What did Arthur Radley and the other boys do that got them in trouble? Why was Arthur locked in the Radley house? - ✔✔-Locked a police officer in an outhouse. His punishment instead of going to a boy's home was to be locked in his house. Describe Miss Stephanie Crawford. - ✔✔-Town gossip Describe Boo Radley, according to Jem's description. - ✔✔-Six and half feet tall, dined on raw squirrel and cat, hands were blood stained, long jagged scare across his face, yellow and missing teeth, bug eyed, drooled most of the time. Who took Mr. Radley's place at the Radley residence when "Mr. Radley went under" (died)? - ✔✔-Mr. Nathan Dill and Jem make a bet at the end of this chapter. What is their deal? What does Jem do to win the bet? - ✔✔-If Jem goes and touches the Radley house, Dill won't say he ran out on a dare. Jem touches the Radley house. ***************Chapter 2********** Describe Miss Caroline. Where is she from? Why does this make her first day as a teacher even more difficult? - ✔✔-She is a first year teacher from Winston County in North Alabama. People in Maycomb see her as strange because where she is from. Explain Jem and Scout's interpretation of the "Dewey Decimal teaching system" that Miss Caroline uses. - ✔✔-You don't have to learn from books, but rather, learn about cows by going and milking them; according to Scout, it consists of Miss Caroline holding up cards with two words "cat," "the," and "ran" Scout gets in trouble twice on the first day of school. What does she do to get in trouble? - ✔✔-She can read and she tells the teacher about the Cunninghams. Why won't Walter Cunningham take Miss Caroline's money? - ✔✔-His family doesn't take handouts. What do the Cunninghams do when they cannot pay for a service? - ✔✔-They provide a service How do the people of Maycomb "seal" contracts and deals? - ✔✔-Spit on their hands and shake What happens to Scout when she tells Miss Caroline about the Cunningham family? - ✔✔-She gets spanked and has to stand in the corner. **************Chapter 3************* Why does Scout beat up Walter in the school yard before lunch? - ✔✔-He was making fun of Atticus How does Walter claim he almost died his first year of school? - ✔✔-eating Mr. Radley's pecans Why has Walter been unable to pass the first grade? - ✔✔-He can't go to school because he has to help on the family farm. What does Walter do at dinner (our version of lunch) that surprises Scout? - ✔✔-He puts molasses (syrup) all over his food What does Calpurnia tell Scout as a result of her outburst? - ✔✔-Doesn't matter a person's background, you treat them well. What do the kids first think causes Miss Caroline to scream? What is the real reason she screams? - ✔✔- A mouse. A lice (cootie). Why do you think the Ewell children only come to school on the first day? What do you think is the reason many Maycomb children need to stay at home for the rest of the year? - ✔✔-So they don't get in trouble with the law but no one cares about them at home. Poor kids had to work on the farm (field age). How does Burris Ewell treat Miss Caroline? Be specific. - ✔✔-She asks him to go home and take care of the lice and take a bath. He tells her that she can't tell him what to do. He then tells her (when he is far enough not to get in trouble) she is a "snot nose slut of a school teacher". What is Atticus's solution when Scout tells him that she doesn't want to go back to school? - ✔✔-They make a compromise. He will continue to read to her every night and she will go back to school. What do we learn about the Ewell family from Scout and Atticus's conversation? - ✔✔-Bob Ewell is a drunk that spends all of his government assistance on whiskey and leaves his kids hungry. He is allowed to hunt out of season so the kids have a chance at getting fed. They kids have to take care of themselves and live in filth. They are allowed special treatment because of their lack of parenting. ********chapter 4*********** What treasures do Scout and Jem find in the knothole of the tree? - ✔✔-Chewing Gum, Indian Head Pennies How does Scout end up in the yard in front of the Radley house? - ✔✔-She was rolling in a tire What new game do the kids create? How is it played? - ✔✔-Boo Radley-They each take roles and pretend to be members of the Radley family. What do we learn about the children's belief in superstitions in this chapter? Explain their behavior. - ✔✔- Scout says that Atticus's return was the second reason she wanted to quit playing. What was the first reason? - ✔✔- Describe Miss Maudie. - ✔✔-She is a neighbor to the Finches. She is widowed and was childhood friends with Atticus and his brother, Jack. She is honest and straightforward and is kind to the children. She enjoys gardening and does so every day, but is also a proper Southern lady. She is the female equivalent to Atticus and is a positive role model for Scout. What is a "foot-washing" Baptist, according to Miss Maudie? - ✔✔-Footwashers believe anything that's a pleasure is a sin What does Miss Maudie mean by "sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of—oh, your father"? Why do you think Scout doesn't understand Miss Maudie's analogy? - ✔✔-It is the intent of the person not the object that will determine if it is good or bad. The kids are too young to understand good/bad of people. They also don't understand the goodness of their father yet. What do you think Scout means when she tells Dill, "You act like you grew ten inches in the night"? - ✔✔-You are acting very mature. What is the plan to get Boo Radley to come out? How well does the plan work? Why? - ✔✔-The kids are going to attach a note to a fishing pole and drop it in the window of the Radley House. The plan does not work, Atticus catches the kids. Describe Mr. Avery. What do the kids wait for him to do every night? - ✔✔-He is a little odd. He makes change in the collection plate at church and sits on his porch every night and sneezes (he's allergic to something, but keeps going outside). One night the kids saw him urinating off the front porch and the stream was 10 feet long. They now are trying to see if he will do it again. Why do they decide to wait until nightfall to peek into the Radley house? - ✔✔-Nobody would be able to see them, Atticus would be engrossed in a book, and it was easier to see inside the house when it was dark outside. What does Scout see in the Radley yard which frightens her? - ✔✔- How does Dill claim Jem lost his pants? - ✔✔-In a game of strip poke What does Jem do after he knows Atticus is asleep? Why does he do this? - ✔✔-Goes back to get his pants. So he won't lose Atticus' trust Why is Scout worried about him? - ✔✔-Miss Stephanie said the next person that came back to the house would be shot by Mr. Nathan Radley. What secret does Jem reveal to Scout? - ✔✔-That his pants were folded and the hole was mended What new treasures do the children find in the knothole? - ✔✔-Twine, soap carvings, whole package of chewing gum, spelling bee medal, pocket watch, chain, aluminum knife How does Scout feel about second grade? Provide a specific example to show how she feels about it. - ✔✔- What does Jem like best about six th grade? - ✔✔-Egyptians Who does Scout think has been leaving the treasures? - ✔✔-Mr. Avery or Miss Crawford's boyfriend How do the kids express their appreciation? - ✔✔-A thank you note What do they see the next day? Why do you think Mr. Nathan Radley told the kids that the tree was dying? - ✔✔-There is cement in the knothole of the tree. Mr. Radley was making excuses. How does this incident affect Jem? - ✔✔-He realizes how cruel Mr. Nathan is towards Boo. He understands what Boo's life is like and also he is sad that the budding friendship has been put to an end. Who died this winter? - ✔✔-Mrs. Radley Why does Scout think that the world is ending? On what does Mr. Avery blame this weather? - ✔✔-It is snowing in Maycomb. /Bad children. Why do the kids get in trouble for their snowman? How do they disguise it? - ✔✔-How do they disguise it? It looks too much like Mr. Avery. They put a big hat and hedge-clippers on the snowman. What does Scout worry about if the Finch house should catch fire? - ✔✔-Dill's Tom Swift book Why were the firemen having such trouble putting out the fire? - ✔ [Show More]

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