TKAM Test Study Guide

Dill’s aunt; next door neighbor to Finch’s Miss Rachel
Neighbor to the Finch’s; kids see him pee off the porch Mr.Avery
Scout’s first grade teacher Miss Caroline
The Finch’s cook, house-keeper Calpurnia
Poor kid; bully; has “cooties” Burris Ewell
Atticus’ daughter; the narrator Scout
He pays Atticus in hickory nuts & other goods for legal affairs Mr.Cunningham
Maycomb’s sheriff Heck Tate
Neighbor who gossips a lot Miss Stephanie
A single dad; an attorney Atticus
Alexandra’s grandson; second cousin to Scout & Jem Francis Hancock
Atticus’ son Jem
Arthur’s brother; came back to live in the Radley house Nathan Radley
Poor kid; hard working; Scout beats up Walter Cunningham
Atticus’ client Tom Robinson
The 7-yr. old friend who visits in the summer Dill Harris
Scout & Jem’s uncle; married to Aunt Alexandra James Hancock
Assigns the Robinson case to Atticus Judge Taylor
Finch’s neighbor; Scout gets most her information from her Miss Maudie
Mean neighbor; addicted to morphine Mrs.Dubose
Atticus’ brother; a doctor Jack Finch
Calpurnia’s son; garbage collector Zeebo
Atticus’ sister Aunt Alexandra
Mysterious neighbor (never comes outside) Boo Radley
Poor; spends his welfare (“relief” checks) on booze Bob Ewell
“Don’t matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house’s yo’ comp’ny, and don’t you let me catch you remarkin’ on their ways like you was so high and mighty!” Calpurnia says this to Scout
“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.” Atticus says this to Scout
“There are just some kind of men who—who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.” Miss Maudie says this to Scout
“…like somebody could tell what I was gonna do. Can’t anybody tell what I’m gonna do lest they know me…” Jem says this to Scout
“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” Atticus says this to Jem
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us.” Miss Maudie to Jem and Scout
“Mr. Finch, this is a one-shot job…I can’t shoot that well and you know it!” Heck Tate to Atticus
“People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.” Miss Maudie to Jem and Scout
“Don’t you say hey to me, you ugly girl!” Mrs.Dubose says this to Scout
“You don’t care what happens to him…You just send him on to get shot at when all he was doin’ was standin’ up for you.” Scout to Atticus
“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” Atticus to Scout
“It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.” Scout to herself about Atticus
“…it’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.” Atticus to Scout
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.” Atticus to Jem
Why does Scout punch Francis on Christmas Eve? He calles Atticus a “******-lover”.
What was Scout’s first reaction to the snow? The world was ending
Who did Scout beat up on her first day of school? Walter Cunningham
Who did Scout beat up at the beginning of chapter 9? WHY? Francis. He called Dill a runt and then called Atticus a “******-lover”
What is Miss Maudie’s reaction when her house burns down? She’s happy, hated her house, thought about burning it herself many times but thought she would.
Who is leaving gifts for the children in the knothole? Boo Radley
Why does Scout start hanging out at Miss Maudie’s more often? She made cakes and Dill/Jem were always together.
What did Boo do to get confined to his home by his father? he stabbed his father with scissors in the leg and hung out with the wrong crowd
What important character trait is Atticus trying to teach his children? Good Morals
Why did Nathan Radley fill the knothole with cement? He claimed that it was dying, but it was to cut off all communication between Boo, Jem, and Scout
Besides being punished for his “crime”, why did Mrs. Dubose want Jem to read to her each day? To cure her of her addiction. She wanted to die not being an addict.
How are the citizens of Maycomb reacting to Atticus defending Tom Robinson? They don’t agree with it.
What does the “mad dog” represent in chapter 10? Racism
What happens when the kids are running from the Radley’s house on Dill’s last night? Jem gets his pants caught
Why doesn’t Jem want to brag about Atticus’s shooting ability? Jem realizes that Atticus had never mentioned anything about being able to handle a gun well before. So Jem doesn’t find a point in sharing it now, if it had never been mentioned before now.
Describe Atticus as a father Hee’s a good father and he treats his kids well and loving, with respect. He wants to teach them independence and how to be good people. He doesn’t want them to catch Maycomb’s disease and he wants them to know right from wrong. Atticus wants the best for Jem and Scout.
Mockingbird: Tom Robinson Victimized by society.Even though he was convicted of a crime he did not commit he was charged for it.Ultimately died for no reason.
Mockingbird: Boo Radley Never did any harm to anyoneYet people make up all these stories about himHe’s innocent

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