To Kill A Mockingbird Study Questions Chapter 4

What does Scout find in one of the trees at the edge of the Radley lot? Several days later, she and Jem find something else in the tree. What do they find? What do they decide to do with the items? Two pieces of gum. Scout and Jem find a small box wrapped in tin foil. Inside the box were two old Indian head pennies. They decide to keep it until school starts then ask if they belong to anyone.
In the paragraph beginning, “Summer was on the way…,” Scout describes summer by comparing it to a series of other things that remind her of the season. What literary term best fits her description? The literary term is a metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech that identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing and highlights the similarities between the two.
Aside from the Radley place, what other house do the kids avoid, and why? Mrs. Dubose because people said that she was mean.
Belief in various superstitions has emerged as a motif in the novel. What is a “Hot Steam”? Jem said,, “A Hot Steam’s somebody who can’t get to heaven, just wallows around on lonesome roads an’ if you walk through him, when you die you’ll be one too, an’ you’ll go around at night suckin’ people’s breath-“.
What game do the children make up in this chapter? “Boo Radley.”
Summarize the tire incident. Who do you suppose was in the Radley house, and what did Scout hear? Jem was offended because Scout challenged so he her pushed down the sidewalk inside of a tire as hard as he could. Boo Radley was inside the house. She heard someone inside the house laughing.

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