To Kill A Mockingbird Study Questions Chapter 5

Describe Miss Maudie Atkinson. Why does Scout like her so much? One of Maycomb’s most open-minded citizens and an avid gardener. Scout likes her because she often spends time talking to her about the people in the community helps her to better understand Atticus. Miss Maudie is honest and kind to Scout and gives her cake.
What does Scout mean when she says that Miss Maudie was a “chameleon lady”? Miss Maudie blended in with her garden. In the evening, she would appear on the porch and reign over the street in a royal beauty.
Miss Maudie says that Mr. Radley had been a “foot-washing Baptist.” What does she mean by this statement? What do foot-washing Baptists believe, according to her? Mr. Radley believe that anything that is a pleasure is a sin.
Like her son, Mrs. Radley is rarely seen outside. How might Mr. Radley’s religious views explain this fact? Mr. Radley believes that they should be inside praying and reading the Bible and that anything enjoyable is a sin.
What causes Scout to question “pulpit Gospel”? How does her questioning relate to Miss Maudie? Scouts confidence in “pulpit Gospel” lessened. She does not feel that Miss Maudie and her “flowers were going to …”.
As Scout and Miss Maudie talk about religion, Scout explains how Atticus defines God; what does she say? “Atticus says that God’s loving folks like you love yourself — “.
When Miss Maudie says “but sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whiskey bottle in the hand of—oh, of your father.” What person is she criticizing, and what is the point of her criticism? Miss Maudie is criticizing Mr. Radley. Her point is that some people is too busy worrying about the next world that they are not living in this world.
The children view Boo Radley as a strange and frightening figure. How do Miss Maudie and Atticus view him? What do they say about him? Miss Maudie view Authur as a very nice and pleasant man.
How do Jem and Dill plan to send a note to Boo Radley? What does the note say? According to Dill, what is their reason for sending the note? Jem and Dill use a fishing pole to pass a note to Boo Radley. They ask him to come out sometimes, and tell them what he does in there. Dill figures that if he come out and sit a spell with them he might feel better.

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