To Kill A Mockingbird Study Guide Questions Chapters 12-14

How does Jem change?
He becomes difficult to live with, inconsistent, and moody.

Lula
a lady at the colored church who likes to make trouble

Zeebo
Calpurnia’s son

Rev. Sykes
the preacher at the colored church

What does Scout learn about Calpurnia?
Calpurnia leads a double life- with the Finches, she has better grammar and is more proper, and with the balck people she talks and acts like them.

Who was waiting for the children when they came home from the church service?
Aunt Alexandra had, to teach them how to be proper, to mother them, etc.

“Aunt Alexandra fitted into the world of Maycomb like a hand in a glove, but never into the world of Jem and me.” Explain.
Aunt Alexandra believed in a lot of the same things as Maycomb (about ways to behave, etc.) but she didn’t believe in the things that Jem and Scout liked.

Atticus and Alexandra disagree about how to deal with children. How does Atticus handle the situation?
Alexandra wants to fire Calpurnia and not let Scout run around, but Atticus said that Calpurnia helped raise Jem and Scout and he couldn’t have done it without her, and puts his foot down.

Describe and explain Jem and Scout’s relationship through these chapters.
Jem and Scout are getting farther apart because Jem is getting older and moodier, so he doesn’t like being with younger children so much anymore. This leaves Scout hurt and confused.

Why did Dill run away from home back to Maycomb?
He felt like his mother and stepfather didn’t want him and he was just imposing himself on them.

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