To Kill a Mockingbird ch. 1-10

Jean Louise “Scout” Finch narrator and protagonist of the story; lives with her father, Atticus, her brother, Jem, and their black cook, Calpurnia, in Maycomb;
Atticus Finch Scout and Jem’s father, a lawyer in Maycomb descended from an old local family; one of the few residents of Maycomb committed to racial equality.
Jeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch Scout’s brother and constant playmate; typical American boy who refuses to back down from dares and loves football; remains Scout’s close companion and protector
Arthur “Boo” Radley never sets foot outside his house; dominates the imaginations of Jem, Scout, and Dill; leaves little presents for Scout and Jem
Charles Baker “Dill” Harris Jem and Scout’s summer neighbor and friend; confident boy with an active imagination; 7 when they 1st meet; lives during the year in Meriidian, Mississippi
Miss Maudie Atkinson The Finches’ neighbor; a widow, and an old friend of the family; the children’s best friend among Maycomb’s adults
Calpurnia The Finches’ black cook; a stern disciplinarian
Aunt Alexandra Atticus’s sister; commitment to propriety and tradition often leads her to clash with Scout.
Tom Robinson The black field hand accused of rape; Atticus is defending him which causes Scout to be teased at school
Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose elderly, ill-tempered, racist woman who lives near the Finches; Jem believes that Mrs. Dubose is a thoroughly bad woman
Nathan Radley Boo Radley’s older brother; cruelly cuts off Boo’s relationship with Jem and Scout when he plugs up the knothole in which Boo leaves presents for the children
Heck Tate The sheriff of Maycomb who helps kill the mad dog, Tim Robinson
Walter Cunningham Son of Mr. Cunningham and classmate of Scout; cannot afford lunch one day at school and accidentally gets Scout in trouble
What is the setting? Maycomb, Alabama
Who established Finch’s Landing? Simon Finch
How old was Scout when her mother dies? 2; Scout doesn’t remember, nor miss her
Who did Jem hear the story of Boo Radley? What happened in it? Miss Stephanie Crawford; One day, 33 year old Boo, cutting up newspaper for his scrapbook, drove the sissors through his father’s leg and klilled him.
What did Jem do as a dare? Touch the Radley’s house
What did Scout look forward to the most? Going to school
Who’s her teacher? Miss Caroline Fisher
Why did Scout get in trouble on the 1st day of school? She could read because Atticus taught her to
Why didn’t Walter Cunnigham take the teacher’s quarter? Because Cuttingham’s don’t take things they can’t give back
Why does Scout hate school? She feels she’s being cheated out of something in the new reaching method
What does Scout find sticking out of the Radley’s tree 1st? Second? Gum; Two indian head pennies
When Dill raturns, how does Jem hurt Scout? Rolls her down a hill in a tire to the Radley’s house
What game do the trio play after that? Boo Radley
Why do they eventually quit playing it? Because Atticus is suspicious if it has to do with the Radleys.
How does Scout feel towards the end of that summer? What does she do instead? Left out because Jem and Dill are getting closer; Hangout with Miss Maudie on her porch
What does Miss Maudie say about Boo? To call him Mr. Arthur, he was nice as a child, his father was harsh and the rumors are false
What does the curious trio do next involving Boo? Stick a note in Boo Radley’s window inviting him for ice cream
On Dill’s last day in Maycomb, what happens? The trio tries to peak through Boo’s shutter and Jem gets his pants caught as they run away from a gunshot
What secret does Jem finally tell Scout? He found his pants mended (by Boo) and hung neatly over the fence
What’s the 3rd object they find in the tree? A gray ball of twine
What does Jem promise Scout? School will get better in her later years
What do they find next in the tree? Then what objects quickly follow? A soap bar with Jem and Scout carved into it; chewing gum, a spelling bee medal, and an old pocket watch
What happens to the tree the next day? Nathan Radley plugs the whole with cement because “the tree is dying”
What rare event occurs that winter? What do they do with it? Snowfall; make a snowman resembling Mr. Avery
That night, who’s house sets on fire? What is her reaction? Miss Maudie’s; she is cheerful having hated her old home and now plans to build a smaller house and larger garden
What does Jem reveal to Atticus that night? Why does Scout throw up? The whole story of the knothole, the presents, and the mended pants; she finds a blanket on her shoulders and relizes it was from Boo.
Who does Scout almost fight? Why? Cecil Jacobs; she declares that Scout Finch’s daddy defends black people
Who is Atticus defending? Why? Tom Robinson; he was accused of raping a white woman
During Christmas, why does Jack (Atticus’s brother) get mad at Scout? She curses in front of him
What happens during Christmas? Who does Scout tell? Scout and Francis (the “most boring child”)get into a fight (because he calls Atticus a black person lover) where Aunt Alexandra insists that Scout dress like a lady; Only Jack
Who tells Jem not to kill a mocking bird? Atticus
What happens when the mad dog, Tim Robinson, appears? Calpurnia calls Atticus, who returns home with Heck Tate, the sheriff of Maycomb; Atticus to shoot the animal and makes it; Miss Maudie tells Jem and Scout that, as a young man, Atticus was the best shot in the county—”One-shot Finch.”
How does Scout react to learning about Atticus’s shooting skills? She’s eager to brag about it, but Jem tells her to keep it a secret, because if Atticus wanted them to know, he would have told them

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