To Kill a Mockingbird Chapters 1 – 11

What is the name of the Finch family’s homestead?
Finches Landing
Where does the Finch family live?
Maycomb
What happened to Atticus Finch’s first two clients?
Hung for Mutilating
What President said, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.”?
FDR
Who is Calpurnia?
The Finches cook
How much older than Scout is Jem?
4 years
What is the town’s principle recreation?
Church
Why doesn’t Arthur (Boo) Radley ever come out of his house?
He’s thought to be dead, and/or hidding in the basement eating squirrles and cats.
Who is Dill?
Charles Baker Harris; Ms. Rachels nephew. He comes to visit Maycomb in the summer.
Why was Burris Ewell sent home from school?
He was dirty and Ms. Caroline said he needed to take a bath.
What advice does Atticus give Scout to help her survive at school?
To step into their skin and walk around in it to see it from their perspective.
Why is Mr. Ewell allowed to break the law and hunt out of season?
He is excempted from the law in order to feed his children.
When did Scout and Jem begin to find little gifts?
At the end of the school year in the old peacon tree.
What were these gifts?
Gum, and copper Indian penny, and old pocket watch.
What is a “Hot Steam”?
A soul trapped in the living world. If you walk through it you are then trapped too unless you quote “Angel-bright, life-in-death; get off the road, don’t suck my breath”
What new game do Scout, Jem, and Dill decide to play?
Boo Radely; they renact his life and add in details to make it more interesting.
Why did Scout want to give up the new game?
She didn’t like it and Atticus almost caught them once.
Why do Jem and Dill reject Scout?
She’s a girl.
Who is Miss Maudie?
Finch’s neighbors who make scummbernogs, and doesn’t ever tattle on Scout and Jem.
How does Dill plan to get Boo Radley to come outside?
Put a note in the house asking him to come out and talk to the kids.
How does Jem loose his pants?
He was sneaking around the Radley house but Mr. Nathan shoots off a shotgun scaring Dill, Scout and Jem off. Jem gets caught in the fence and he looses his pants.
How does Dill tell Atticus that Jem lost them?
Strip poker.
How does Jem get his pants back?
He sneaks out in the night and goes to the Radely house and steals them back.
What gifts are left for Scout and Jem in the tree?
Soap figures
How do they respond to the gifts?
They are freaked out thinking it is VooDoo magic.
Why do the gifts stop?
Mr. Nathan filled up the tree claiming it was sick.
Who do you think is leaving them and why?
Boo; The way his character is depicted.
Why does Scout think that the world is coming to an end?
Its snowing
Why is school cancelled that day?
It’s the first snow day since 1885
What do Jem and Scout do with the free time?
They built a snowman with mud and snow.
Why did Jem and Scout get up in the middle of the night?
Ms. Maudie’s house had caught fire.
Where did the blanket come from?
Boo Radley
Who is Tom Robinson?
The black man Atticus is defending in a court case against the Ewells
What does Uncle Jack do for a living?
Doctor
Why does Scout start swearing ?
She hopes Atticus will think she picked it up at school and then withdraw her from school
Why does Uncle Jack punish Scout?
He told Scout not to swear.
What is Maycomb’s “usual disease”?
prejudice, racism, being unwilling to change, being determined and stubborn.
Why is it a sin to kill a mockingbird?
Mockingbirds bring joy and have beautiful songs.
Why is Scout ashamed of Atticus?
He can’t do the things other childrens parents can do like play football.
What is wrong with old Tim Johnson?
He is sick/has rabbies.
Who is One-Shot Finch and how did that name come about?
Atticus; he had a nearly perfect shot but he is embarresed about it
How does Jem get even with Mrs. Dubose for her verbal attack on the Finch family?
He attacks her flowers with the batton he bout Scout.
What is Jem’s punishment?
He has to read to Mrs. Dubose for 2 hours every day after school and on the weekends.
What was Mrs. Dubose’s problem or illness?
Morphine addict.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.
Who said this?
Atticus
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.
What theme does this produce?
You never know someone until you walk a mile in their shoes.
When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles ’em.
Who is this said to?
Uncle Jack
Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird
Who says this?
Atticus
Atticus lists 3 reasons as to why he can’t abandoned Tom Robinson’s case. What are they.
1) If he didn’t he couldn’t hold his head up in town.
2) Its the one case that affects him personally.
3) They were licked 100 yaers before they started.
“He was nearly fifty… He was much older the parents of our school contemportaries and there was nothing Jem or I could say about him when our class mates said ‘My father-‘”
Who is described here?
Atticus
She was the meanest old lady ever born.
Who is described
Mrs. Dubose
Thinks her niece should wear a dress.
Aunt Alexandrea
Says that he knows that Dill gets shipped around and then his aunt takes him in during the summer.
Francis
Odd boy with white blonde hair and proclaims he can read when he first meets Scout and Jem.
Dill
Jem
Scouts older brother by 4 years
Scout
Main character; Jean Louise Finch
Simon Finch
Ancestor of scout and Jem discovered Simons Homestead aka Finches Landing
What happened to Scout and Jem’s Mom?
She died of a heart attack when Scout was 2.
When was Harper Lee born?
April 28, 1926
Did Harper Lee ever finish College?
No.
What are the Themes presented in the novel?
Education
Maturing
Good vs Evil
Racism and Prejudice
Respect
Jusitice