To Kill A Mockingbird Study Guide Questions Chapters 22-25

Why did Jem cry? He cried because it wasn’t fair that the Tom should be convicted of something he didn’t do, and the jruy knew he didn’t do this and yet they still sentenced him to death.
What was “round the back steps” when Calpurnia came in on Monday morning? Food given by members of they black community
What was the significance of Miss Maudie’s two little cakes and one large one? It showed that Jem was growing up.
Describe Bob Ewell’s meeting with Atticus by the post office and state Atticus’ response: He spat in Atticus’ face and said he would kill him, but Atticus just wiped his face off and started to walk away. Bob Ewell asked if Atticus was too scared to fight, and Atticus said “No, too old.”
Alexandra doesn’t want Scout playing with Walter Cunningham. Why not? According to her, he was “trash”.
Jem said, “I think I’m beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time… it’s because he want to stay inside.” Why does he say that? Because he is having a hard time dealing with the confusion of life, so he thinks Boo Radley is trying to avoid that.
Mrs. Merriweather of the missionary circle complains about her cooks and field hands. What does that tell us about her? She doesn’t really believe that they are real people, and she doesn’t think that they have a right to complain. It shows that she is racist.
What happened to Tom Robinson? He went crazy and lost hope and tried to run away, so he was shot seventeen times and killed.
What more do we learn about Alexandra after Atticus and Calpurnia leave? That she cares about her brother, and that she’s not quite so hard-shelled as she wants you to think.
What did Mr. Underwood’s editorial say? He said it was a sing to kill cripples, and compared it to the senseless slaughtering of songbirds by hunters and children.

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