To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: Study Guide Questions

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1.The story has a first person point of view, with narration by Scout. She tells what she saw, heard, and felt at the time, as well as interjecting her retrospective considerations on what happened. This has charmed millions of readers because of the juxtaposition of her young and naïve self as opposed to her now experienced and cynical personality. 2. The plot introduced in the first paragraph was that Jem broke his elbow when he was almost thirteen. The story has a first person point of view, with narration by Scout. She tells what she saw, heard, and felt at the time, as well as interjecting her retrospective considerations on what happened. This has charmed millions of readers because of the juxtaposition of her young and naïve self as opposed to her now experienced and cynical personality. The story has a first person point of view, with narration by Scout. She tells what she saw, heard, and felt at the time, as well as interjecting her retrospective considerations on what happened. This has charmed millions of readers because of the juxtaposition of her young and naïve self as opposed to her now experienced and cynical personality. The story has a first person point of view, with narration by Scout. She tells what she saw, heard, and felt at the time, as well as interjecting her retrospective considerations on what happened. This has charmed millions of readers because of the juxtaposition of her young and naïve self as opposed to her now experienced and cynical personality. 3.Simon Finch was the first of their ancestors to come to America, and Atticus was one of his descendents. Jean Louise, known as Scout, and her brother Jeremy Atticus, called Jem by everyone else, along with their cook Calpurnia. 4. Dill is an inventive confident boy from Mississippi who came to live with his Aunt Rachel in Maycomb each summer, right next door to Scout and Jem. He is rather short, and is labeled a “curiosity” by Scout. 5.Boo Radley, unknown to his father, was in a gang of sorts when he was young, and once almost got arrested. After this incident, his father locked him up inside the house and wasn’t allowed out, never seen again for fifteen years. It was later said that he stabbed his father with scissors, and various other rumors have come about, all heard from Miss Stephanie Crawford, the “neighborhood scold”. 6.

a."Being Southerners, it was a source of shame to some members of the family that we had no recorded ancestors on either side of the Battle of Hastings." (pg 3) b."Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself" (pg 6)

c."nothing to buy and no money to buy it with…” (pg 5) d."Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town... There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy, and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County." (pg 5) e.“The Radley Place was inhabited by an unknown entity the mere description of whom was enough to make us behave for days on end…” (pg 6) 7.Miss Caroline, Scout’s new teacher, is upset that Atticus has already taught her how to read, and tells her to stop doing it. This makes her fear losing her reading time, and makes this statement. This relates to life in general because people never realize the value of things until they are threatened to be, or are, taken away. 8.The students in Scout’s class have worked in the fields ever since they were born, supposedly, and almost all had failed the grade and were repeating it again. 9.Scout learned that Miss Caroline did not know all of the family stereotypes of Maycomb yet, and explaining it to her made Scout sound accusing. 10.Burris Ewell is described as an extremely filthy human, and has “cooties”. He only comes to school on the first day, as the rest of his family does. He is similar to Walter Cunningham and Chuck Little because they are all very poor, and have to work a lot for their living. The...
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