To Kill A Mockingbird Chapters 1-5

Who is the narrator of the novel? Scout Finch
What is the name of the small, old, run down, religious town, where everyone is related? Maycomb
Who is the intelligent, outgoing child who is short for his age? Dill
Who does the town blame everything bad that happens on? Arthur “Boo” Radley
With whom was “Boo” arrested? The Cunningham Boys
How long has it been since anyone last saw “Boo” Radely? 15 years
Why does the Radley place fascinate Scout, Jem, and Dill? The mystery surrounding it
What is Jem dared to do? Touch the Radley place
Why does Jem take the dare? He doesn’t want to seem scared
What is Scout looking forward to? School
What is Jem afraid will be revealed if Scout hangs around him at school? His private persona
What does Miss Caroline tell Scout will, “Interfere with her learning”? Reading at home
How did Scout learn to read? Following along with her father
Who taught Scout to write by copying bible verses? Calpernia
Who is Calpernia to the Finches? Maid, cook, disciplinarian, and mother figure
Who does Scout defend from Miss Caroline and then beat up for it getting her in trouble? Walter Cunningham
How does Atticus treat Walter? Like an adult
Why can’t Walter pass the first grade? He helps in the fields during spring
Why does Scout get in trouble when Walter puts molasses on his food? He is her company and she is being rude
What does Scout learn from Walter’s visit? Not everyone is like her
What do the differences between the Cunninghams and the Ewells show? There are 2 types of poor people
Who says “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view- initial you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”? Atticus
Why are the Ewells allowed to skip school and hunt out of season? It is better to break the law in special cases.
How does Atticus get Scout to agree to go back to school? A compromise- they will continue reading
Why don’t Scout and Jem call Atticus Dad? He is more their advisor and friend than their father
What does Scout find in the tree? Gum
What does Jem find in the tree? Indian head pennies
Why do the kids make Boo’s story into a game? They are bored
What did Scout hear in the Radley house that scared her? Laughter
Who seems to be the town gossip? Miss Stephanie
Who lets the children play on their lawn, gardens, and bakes cakes? Miss Maudie Atkinson
What do Jem and Dill mean to do by writing to Boo? They want him to come out
Scout claims that “Dill could tell the biggest ones” what does she mean by this? He lies
Why does Atticus want the children to stop playing the Boo Radley game? They are invading his privacy and putting his life story on display for the neighborhood

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