Tkam Chapter 1-11 Answers

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Chapter One

1. Chapter one introduces readers to the town of Maycomb, its appearance, its inhabitants, and the particular attitudes of many of its people. Find a sentence which illustrates the following idea/attitude:pride in ancestry and “tradition”

“. . . source of shame. . . we had no recorded ancestors. . . All we had was Simon Finch . . . who lived to an impressive age and died rich.”

1. Chapter one introduces readers to the town of Maycomb, its appearance, its inhabitants, and the particular attitudes of many of its people. Find a sentence which illustrates the following idea/attitude:pride in conformity and distrust of those who are different

The Radleys kept to themselves and kept their shutters and doors closed on Sundays.

1. Chapter one introduces readers to the town of Maycomb, its appearance, its inhabitants, and the particular attitudes of many of its people. Find a sentence which illustrates the following idea/attitude:awareness of difference in social classes

The Cunninghams from Old Sarum were the nearest thing to a gang in Maycomb. “the wrong crowd”

1. Chapter one introduces readers to the town of Maycomb, its appearance, its inhabitants, and the particular attitudes of many of its people. Find a sentence which illustrates the following idea/attitude:narrow span of interest and almost no interest in the world outside Maycomb

superstition and gossip surrounding the Radleys

1. Approximately when does the story begin? Show evidence to support your answer.

Two references help establish the time as the early 1930s: the movie Dracula and the reference to FDR’s address “. . . nothing to fear but fear itself.”

1. What do we know for certain about Boo Radley?

Boo had been kept a virtual prisoner in his home since misdemeanors in his teens.

1. Why is Boo fascinating to the children?

Boo is fascinating to the children because he lives in a run-down, spooky house and is the subject of many superstitions. Because they have never seen him, the children are fascinated with pretending about Boo.

Chapter Two

2. Scout makes three mistakes during her first day at school. What are her mistakes, and why do they make Miss Caroline so angry?

On the first day of school, Scout reads, writes, and attempts to explain to Miss Caroline the kind of poor people the Cunninghams are. Miss Caroline feels inadequate.

3. Why are the professional people in Maycomb poor at this time?

Professional people are poor because the farmers were poor; Maycomb is farm country.

4. What is the WPA, and why won’t Mr. Cunningham work for it?

WPA was the Works Progress Administration, a government-sponsored agency which created jobs constructing public buildings. It was part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. Mr. Cunningham apparently disagreed politically.

Chapter Three

5. Calpurnia lectures Scout on manners when Scout criticizes Walter’s manners and Atticus supports her. What does this tell you about how both Calpurnia and Atticus feel about others?

Cal believes anyone who is a guest in one’s house should be treated with courtesy. Atticus supports Cal.

6. Burris Ewell, Walter Cunningham, and Chuck Little are all from extremely poor families. However, there are great differences both in appearance and in attitudes, particularly between the Cunninghams and the Ewells. What are those differences and why do you suppose they exist?

The instinctive courtesy of Chuck Little and the steely pride of Walter Cunningham contrast with the filthy, foul-mouthed Burris Ewell. This may be a result of different attitudes and examples set for them by their parents.

7. Atticus tells Scout, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. . . until you climb in his skin and walk around in it.” What are some of the things that Scout begins to...
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