To Kill A Mockingbird – Chapter 15

Why do the men come to talk to Atticus at his house? They tell him Tom is being moved and they are worried about his safety.
Who said he “just got this feeling” that the men were going to hurt Atticus? Jem
Why do you think all the lights were off at the jailhouse except the one lamp Atticus brought home? Atticus was probably trying to keep it as dark as possible so that people would think no one was there and not come by to start trouble.
Atticus is sitting in the jailhouse to protect Scout from whom? the Old Sarum boys
Who do the men send on a “snipe hunt” (false errand) so he won’t come to help Atticus? Mr. Tate
What do the men want to do to Tom? They want to get at him to hurt or kill him
Who does Scout recognize at the jailhouse? Mr. Cunningham
Why do the men finally leave the jail house? Scout recognized Mr. Cunningham, and she asked him to send greetings to his son.
Who was “covering” Atticus at the jailhouse? Mr. Underwood
How does Jem react when Atticus tells him to go home, and why? Jem refuses to go home because he thinks his dad will get hurt if he leaves.
What is the “nightmare” that now descends upon the children? The trial is about to begin and they are being bullied by classmates and townspeople because their father is defending Tom Robinson.
What persuades the lynching-party to give up their attempt on Tom’s life? Scout connects with Walter Cunningham, Sr. She talks to him about Walter Cunningham, Jr.

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