Which of these would be a reasonable inference for Atticus forcing Jem to read to Mrs. Dubose?
A Jem needs to feel the anger caused by his actions.
B Atticus wants Jem to be kind to people even when they are disrespectful to him.
C Mrs. Dubose wants to show Jem what courage really means.
D Scout needs to be shown an example of kindness.
Which quotation from the novel best supports the statement that “everyone should be treated equally”?
A “‘...[B]ut in this country our courts are the great levelers…’” (274).
B “‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view--’” (39).
C “...[O]ne must lie under certain circumstances and at all times when one can’t do anything about them” (171).
D “‘Well, in the first place you never stopped to gimme a chance to tell you my side of it--you just lit right into me’” (113).
What can you infer from the statements below?
“I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so” (54).
“I was Mrs. Radley, and all I had to do was come out and sweep the porch…” (51).
A Scout is playing the women characters.
B Gender stereotypes in Maycomb are very strong.
C Jem is mean to Scout.
D Scout is left out of playing with Jem and Dill because she is the only girl.
Who folded Jem's pants over the fence?
Why do you think Atticus never uses a gun unless necessary?
A He felt uncertain of himself.
B He didn't like to kill things.
C He wasn't a good shot.
D His eyes were too poor to shoot.
It is wrong to kill a mockingbird because
A they don't taste good.
B they are too small.
C they don't hurt anybody.
D doing so is against the law.
Who is Mr. Ewell really mad at?
A the sheriff
C Tom Robinson
Why did Jem become so upset during the trial of Tom Robinson?
A Someone was punching him.
B He had something in his eye.
C He felt the trial was not fair.
D He stubbed his toe.
Who saved Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell?
A Nathan Radley
C Tom Robinson
D Boo Radley
Atticus thinks __________ killed Bob Ewell.
A Boo Radley
D Tom Robinson
Who killed Bob Ewell?
A Atticus Finch
B Arthur Radley
D none of the above
Based on the following passage, what is the meaning of the word common folk?
“‘You, Miss Scout Finch, are of the common folk. You must obey the law’” (40).
D country people
What is a chiffarobe?
A a tree
B a dresser
C a type of clothing
D a bird
Atticus said that in __________ all men are treated equally.
A your own house
B a court
Which definition best fits the bold word as it is used in the sentence?
“Jem parceledout our roles: I was Mrs. Radley, and all I had to do was come out
and sweep the porch. Dilll was old Mr. Radley; he walked up and down the
sidewalk and coughed when Jem spoke to him” (51).
Which of the following definitions below is closest to the intended/connotative meaning of the word oppressive as used in the following quote about Mrs. Dubose’s house:
“An oppressive odor met us when we crossed the threshold, an odor I had met
many times in rain-rotted gray houses where there are coal-oil lamps, water
dippers, and unbleached domestic sheets” (141).
A suffocating and unendurable
B smelly and disgusting
C sad and depressing
D repressive and tyrannical
Atticus says in his closing argument:
“‘To begin with, this case should never have come to trial. This case is as simple
as black and white’” (271).
What is the metaphorical/figurative meaning of this quote as opposed to the literal
A race relations
B a simple verdict
C lack of evidence
Read this sentence about Mrs. Dubose from chapter 11.
"If she was on the porch when we passed, we would be raked by her wrathful gaze, subjected to ruthless interrogation regarding our behavior, and given a melancholy prediction on what we would amount to when we grew up, which was always nothing” (132).
The author most likely uses parallelism to
A help illustrate cause and effect.
B demonstrate why the kids dislike Mrs. Dubose.
C include a lot of information about Mrs. Dubose.
D show Scout’s feelings towards Mrs. Dubose through the rhythm of the sentence.
The depression was a time of
C peace and harmony.
D American growth.
The person who tells the story is
A fuses over him constantly.
B doesn't pay attention to him.
C is Mayella Ewell.
D is dead.
Mr. Cunningham paid his bill to Atticus with
A a chicken.
Atticus always said, "To understand someone, you had to __________."
A live with them.
B know their mother.
C walk in his or her shoes for a while.
D talk to them.
Scout’s schooling experiences are described as “cheated” and “fruitless efforts” (43-44). What tone is created by the use of these words and phrases?
How does the repetition of the word “mockingbird” contribute to the overall meaning of the text?
A Readers learn that one should protect the weak and innocent in our society.
B Readers learn to understand the perspective of others and embrace their differences.
C Readers learn that children’s innocence can display the ignorance of society.
D Readers learn that people should be protected from the prejudice of others.
For what purpose does Calpurnia change her syntax when she takes Jem and Scout to church at First Purchase?
Calpurnia says: “‘What you want, Lula?’” and “‘They’s my comp’ny’” (158).
A Calpurnia illustrates that black people in the 1930’s cannot speak formally/properly.
B Calpurnia wants to be as mean and nasty as Lula.
C Calpurnia wants everyone to feel comfortable when she speaks to them.
D Calpurnia demonstrates that she is uneducated.
Who is Mr. Tate talking about when he says, "taking the one man who's done you and this town a great service an' draggin' him with his shy ways into the limelight – to me, that's a sin."
Boo Radley is a "mockingbird."
What do the following sentences illustrate about a theme in regards to a lesson Atticus reveals to readers throughout the novel?
“Jem and I found our father satisfactory: he played with us, read to us, and treated
us with courteous detachment” (6).
“‘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
“‘...[T]he answer is [Scout] knows I know she tries'" (116).
A Always put yourself in someone else’s shoes.
B Children should have the freedom to make mistakes.
C Family is a priority.
D Children need discipline over love.
Mr. Nathan Radley blames a black person for the kids’ trespassing and no one blinks an eye. What does his reaction and the town folks’ reaction tell us about a theme regarding race relations in Maycomb County?
A All townspeople are racist.
B It is acceptable for people to be racist in Maycomb.
C Black and white people will never get along in Maycomb.
D Black people are responsible for most crimes in Maycomb.
Throughout the text which character’s actions BEST develop the issue of change?
A Bob Ewell becomes the town gossip after winning the trial.
B Scout becomes more like a girl when she wears a dress at the Missionary Tea.
C Atticus becomes less authoritarian and more forgiving of Jem after Jem refuses to leave the mob scene.
D Boo Radley becomes less of a “malevolent phantom” and more like a hero when he saves Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell.
Who is in the rubber tire when it runs up on Boo's porch/front yard?
D Walter Cunningham
Dill came up with the idea to make Boo Radley “come out.”
Which quote BEST develops the theme that people should be accepting of everyone?
A “‘Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you’re disgracin’ ‘em...’” (33).
B “‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…’” (39).
C “‘Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win’” (101).
D “‘Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal’” (274).
How did Jem break his arm?
A He fell out of a tree.
B He fell out of a two-story window.
C A man broke Jem's arm.
D He fell out of a rubber tire playing a game.
Who is at the front of the lynch mob?
A Bob Ewell
B old Walter Cunningham
C Heck Tate
D Tom Robinson
Who is the man who sits with Jem and Scout in the courtroom?
A Reverend Sykes
B Mr. Ewell
D Mr. Tate
How did Mr. Tom Robinson's left hand become handicapped?
A He was thrown out of a tractor and his arm was run over.
B He got it stuck in a cotton gin.
C It was cut during a street fight and never healed correctly.
D He was born with a muscle deficiency.
Tom Robinson eventually
A is lynched.
B kills himself.
C is set free.
D is shot trying to escape.
What is Scout dressed up as to go to the pageant?
B a piece of bacon
C an apple
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