To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 1-7

What did Scout and Jem find in the Radley’s tree? Scout and Jem find two sticks of chewing gum wrapped in tinfoil. Later on, however, they find two very old coins (Indian Heads) on their front porch.
Identify Mrs. Dubose Mrs. Dubose lived two doors up the street from the Finch’s. Everyone agreed she was the meanest old woman who had ever lived. Jem wouldn’t go near her house without Atticus with him.
How did Jem get even with Scout for contradicting him about “Hot Steams”? Jem gets even with Scout for contradicting him about “Hot Steams” because when Scout gets into the tire, Jem pushes the tire as hard as he could down the hill. As a result, Scout is nauseous in the tire and both her and the tire land in the Radley’s front yard.
What was the Boo Radley game? The Boo Radley game was similar to a skit. Jem, Dill, and Scout would pretend to be the Radley’s and they would act out rumors about them. Further into the game, Scout quit, however.
Identify Miss Maudie Mrs. Maudie was a person who lived on the Finch’s street who loved to plant anything (except nut grass). She let them play in her yard, eat her scuppernongs, and explore her vast back lot if they didn’t break any rules such as jumping on the arbor.
What does Miss Maudie think of the Radley’s? Miss Maudie thinks of the Radley’s as very religious people, since Mr. Radley is a foot-washing Baptist.
Why do Dill and Jem want to give Boo Radley a note? What does Atticus say when he finds out about their plan? Dill and Jem wanted to give Boo Radley a note because they want Boo to come out so Dill and Jem can ask him a few questions. In return, Dill and Jem would give him ice cream. When Atticus finds out about their plan, he says that they should all stop tormenting the Radley’s.
How did Jem lose his pants? What did he find when he came back for them? Jem lost his pants because when the trio wanted to leave the Radley’s yard, they had to go under some barbed wire. As a result, Jem got stuck on the wire and he had to take off his pants. When he went back for them, Jem found his pants stitched up and on top of the fence.
What else did Jem and Scout find in the Radley’s tree? Jem and Scout found two soap bars with people engraved into them (Jem and Scout are the people), a full pack of gum, a ball of twine, a spelling bee trophy, and a pocket watch on a chain with a knife attached. There may have been many more items in the tree.
Why would there be no more surprises in the tree? There would be no more surprises in the tree because Mr. Nathan Radley had filled up the knothole with cement. When Jem and Scout asked Mr. Radley why he filled up the knothole, he said the tree was sick. However, Atticus looked at the tree and it looked healthy, according to Atticus.
Atticus Finch Jem and Scout’s father, a lawyer and a widower
Dill dared Jem to touch the Radley house, because he said that Jem was a scaredy cat What did Dill dare Jem to do, and why?
What was Scout’s first “crime” at school? Her first “crime” was knowing how to read and write.
What was Calpurnia’s fault? that Scout could read and write because she made Scout copy down the Bible
Why did Scout rub Walter Cunningham’s nose in the dirt? She was angry at him for getting her in trouble with Miss Caroline Fisher, because she tried to explain that the Cunninghams were too poor to pay for lunch.
Scout said, “He ain’t company, Cal, he’s just a Cunningham.” What did she mean by that, and what was Cal’s reply? She said that because the rest of Maycomb considered the Cunninghams trash, so she was being influenced. She didn’t consider Walter as real company. Cal’s response was to say that anybody who came to Scout’s house was company, no matter where they came from. She was also very angry
Explain the two mistakes Miss Caroline makes in the first day of school: First she tries to give Walter Cunningham money to pay back later, that he couldn’t pay back because he was too poor, and then she tried to tell Burris Ewell what to do, not knowing that the Ewells were trash.
Explain why the Ewells didn’t have to go to school: They didn’t have to go to school because no one could make them, and the truant lady figured that she had done her job just by making them go to the first day of school.
Jean Louise (Scout) Finch little girl who comes of age. she tells the story. sister to Jem, daughter to Atticus
Jem Finch Scout’s brother an one of her best friends; enters young adulthood and faces difficult issues
Maycomb the racist town in Alabama where this book takes place
Calpurnia the Finch’s housekeeper; acts as a more distant mother-figure to Jem and Scout
Charles Baker Harris Jem and Scout’s summer neighbor and friend. He is a confident boy with an active imagination. He is fascinated with Boo.
The Radley Place It’s located on a bend in the road. The house is dark and gloomy with no screen door. The yard is in the back with a porch in the front and back.
Stephanie Crawford Town Gossip
Arthur Radley …, This character is a recluse who lives near to the Finches. This character is the subject of various rumors that this character is a ghost, or a murderer. All of the kids in Maycomb are afraid of this character. This character is just very shy and this character does not wish to interact with the townspeople.
Miss Caroline Fisher scout’s first grade teacher
Walter Cunningham classmate of Scout. He cannot afford lunch one day at school and accidentally gets Scout in trouble, no shoes, hookworms, clean shirt, neatly mended overalls, skinny jaw, blue eyes
Burris Ewell filthy, cusses out the teacher, only goes to the first day of school every year
Who is the author of the book? Harper Lee
Who is the main character / narrator? Jean Louise Finch (Scout)
Who is the main character’s ancestor? Simon Finch
What is the name of the main character / narrator’s brother? Jeremy Finch (Jem)
Who is the narrator’s father and what does he do? Atticus Finch. He is a lawyer.
What is the setting of the story? Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression
What is the important quote that proves that this takes place during the Great Depression? “Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself” -Franklin Roosevelt.
Who is the cook in the Finch House? Calpurnia
Where is Scout’s mother? She died when Scout was two.
Who is the neighborhood friend during the first summer. Charles Baker Harris (Dill)
Who does the neighborhood friend stay with? His aunt, Miss Rachel Haverford.
What is Dill like? He is intelligent and imaginative.
Who’s house is the neighborhood scared of? The Radley’s
What is the name of the son of the Radley’s? Arthur Radley (Boo)
Who is Boo’s brother? Nathan Radley
Who is Scout’s school teacher? Miss Caroline Fisher
Why does Miss Caroline become displeased with Scout? Scout had already been taught to read by Atticus and Scout tries to tell Miss Caroline about the Cunninghams.
What do Walter and Atticus discus at lunch? Farm matters.
Why does Miss Caroline become terrified when the class comes back to school after lunch? Because cooties come out of Burris Ewell’s hair.
What is the name of the boy who is a part of a very poor family and only comes to school the first day of school to avoid trouble with the law. Burris Ewell.
What does Scout find in a tree hole at the Radley house? Two pieces of gum.
What do Scout and Jem find on the last day of school? Two indian head pennies.
What does Scout, Jem, and Dill do when Dill comes back for the second summer? They act out “Boo Radley” a play about the Radley family.

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