To Kill A Mockingbird Study Guide Questions Chapters 26-31

What was Scout’s fantasy regarding Arthur (Boo) Radley? She fantasized that he was like one of the normal neighbors that she talked to all the time.
What did Scout hear Miss gates say at the courthouse? In class, Miss Gates said,” That’s the difference between America and Germany. We are a democracy and Germany is a dictatorship. We don’t believe in persecuting anybody. Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. Compare and contrast these two statements. What does this tell us about Miss Gates? She said that “it’s time to teach the blacks a lesson”. This is different from the other quote because in there she is mad at Hitler for being racist but in the courthouse she is racist against black people. This tells me that she is a hypocrite because she did exactly what she was at angry at Hitler for.
Give a possible explanation and reason for what happened to Judge Taylor: They were angry that he had appointed Atticus who would actually try to defend a black person.
What happened to Helen Robinson? Explain. She was harassed by Bob Ewell, because he was angry that he didn’t win the trial with respect.
Explain what was Scout’s part in the pageant: She was a ham
Explain why did Scout and Jem not leave the school until almost everyone else had gone. They were embarrassed about Scout’s mess-up at the play.
Explain what happened to Jem and Scout on the way home from the pageant: Cecil Jones scared them, Scout left her shoes at the school, and Bob Ewell attacked Jem and Scout.
Who saved Jem and Scout? Who killed Bob Ewell? Boo Radley
Why did Heck Tate insist that Bob Ewell fell on his own knife? He didn’t want shy Boo Radley to be dragged into the limelight.
Scout arranged things so that “if Miss Stephanie Crawford was watching from her upstairs window, she would see Arthur Radley escorting [her] down the sidewalk, as any gentleman would do.” Why did she do that? She didn’t want Boo to be embarrassed to be led across the street by an eight-year-old. She wanted him to seem to be in charge.
As Scout leaves the Radley porch, she looks out at the neighborhood and recounts the events of the last few years from the Radley’s perspective. Why is this important in analyzing Scout’s character? It shows how Scout has matured since the beginning of the book.

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