To Kill A Mockingbird Chapters 10-11 Study Guide

Name 5 things we learn about Atticus in this chapter. We learn that Atticus:*plays the Jew’s Harp*was a marksman when he was a boy*never went hunting, and he did not play poker or fish or drink or smoke. He just sits in the living room and reads*wasn’t interested in guns*an make somebody’s will so airtight can’t anybody meddle with it
How does Scout feel about her father at the beginning of this chapter? Scout feels bored and embarassed by Atticus and thinks he is just a “feeble” old man.
According to Miss Maudie, why is it a sin to kill a mockingbird? It’s because all mockingbirds do is provide beautiful music. They don’t harm anyone, they don’t bother anyone, and they “sing their hearts out for us”.
What does Miss Maudie teach Scout about her father? She says that Atticus isn’t boring, he just doesn’t like guns, and he was “old one shot” in his time.
Who is Tim Johnson? What is wrong with him. He’s the liver-colored mad bird dog belonging to Mr. Harry, the bus driver. Tim roams the streets when his owner isn’t around, and he walks slowly, with a twitch. Also, he had rabies and was shot by Atticus.
Why does Mr. Tate give the riffle to Atticus? It’s because Mr. Tate will only have one shot and Atticus is the best shot in town.
Why do the children now have a new appreciation for Atticus? It’s because they brag about his shooting skills.
Describe Mrs. Dubose. She’s a mean, sick, and very old woman who lives near the Finch family. Jem unknowingly assists her with her heroic attempt to conquer her morphine addiction, a fight that wins her Atticus’s highest praises.
Why does Jem destroy Mrs. Dubose’s flower garden? It’s because he’s angry that she called his father names.
What is Jem’s punishment for ruining the flower garden? His punishment was that he had to read to ther.
Why is Mrs. Dubose so sick? It’s because she stopped using morphine addict and eventually died in withdrawls.
What does Atticus tell Jem was the one thing Mrs. Dubose wanted to do before she died? He tells Jem that Mrs. Dubose wanted to remove herself from problems. She didn’t want to owe anyone anything. She mainly wanted to stop her addiction.
What does Mrs. Dubose give Jem? She gives Jem a box that had a single white camellia.
What is the reason Atticus wanted Jem to meet Mrs. Dubose? It’s because he wanted Jem to see what real courage is — not a man with a gun in his hand but someone who faces extreme pain and suffering and wins, against the worst odds.

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