To Kill a Mockingbird Study Guide

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel about Atticus, a lawyer, and his children, Jem and Scout, living in Alabama. Jem and Scout are infatuated with a spooky neighbor, "Boo" Radley, Atticus is defending Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. Tom is found guilty by a racist jury and is killed while trying to escape from prison. Bob Ewell, the winner of the case, attacks Jem and Scout to exact revenge but Boo saves them and kills Bob.

Who is the narrator of the story is

  • Jem
  • Dill
  • Scout
  • Boo

What house are the children afraid of

  • Finch
  • Harris
  • Robinson
  • Radley

What makes Scout unusual for a first grader

  • She can read and write
  • She can outrun all the boys
  • She is taller than all the other children
  • She speaks a foreign language

How much time do the Ewell children spend in school

  • Through the sixth grade
  • The first day of every school year
  • None
  • Through college

Walter Cunningham surprises Scout in which of the following ways

  • He discusses farming in a very mature way with Atticus
  • He failed to pass first grade due to his having to leave to work on the farm
  • He pours molasses onto his food
  • All of the above

What items to Scout and Jem take from the knot-hole in the Radley's old oak tree

  • Gum
  • Pennies
  • Gum&Pennies
  • None of the above

What activity do Dill, Scout and Jem frequently like to play with respect to the Radley family

  • They all run into the Radley yard and touch the house before fleeing
  • They all role tires into the yard
  • Duck, Duck, Goose
  • They all pretend to be various members of the Radley family and act out the stabbing scene

With who does Scout spend more time when Jem and Dill start to exclude her from their activities

  • Maudie Atkinson
  • Atticus
  • Calpurnia
  • Boo Radley

What religion are the Radleys

  • Jewish
  • Baptist
  • Lutheran
  • Catholic

What are Jem, Dill and Scout doing when Mr. Radley shoots at them?

  • He catches them once again play-acting Boo Radley stabbing his father
  • Jem accidentally hits the Radley house while practicing with his new gun
  • He catches them stealing money that has been hidden in a tree in his yard
  • They sneak into the Radley yard and try to peak into a window

What reason does Mr. Radley tell Jem for his plugging up the knot -- hole of the old oak tree

  • The tree is dying
  • There is a nest of hornets in the tree
  • He'smarking it to be chopped down
  • Attius asked him to fill the hole

Whose house burns down

  • Mr. Radley's
  • Mr. Avery's
  • Mr. Finch's
  • Miss Maudie's

What fo Jem and Scout get for Christmas

  • Air rifles
  • Puppies
  • Pennies
  • Gum

What makes Atticus know that he will lose Tom Robinson's case

  • The Ewells are well respected in the town
  • When it comes to the word of a black man against that of a white the jury will listen to the white man
  • He and the whole town know that Tom actually committed the rape
  • Because the judge is biased

What does Atticus tell Jem and Scout it is a sin to shoot when they get their air rifles

  • Dogs
  • Bluebirds
  • Tin cans
  • A mockingbird

What does Mrs. Dubose's daughter give Jem after her mother dies

  • Avolume of Shakespeare
  • Awhitecamellia
  • A lawn jocker
  • Her favorite book of racist lymrics and jokes

What does Jem notice is different about Calpurnia when he and Scout go to church with her

  • She speaks with a black dialect
  • She ignores them while in the church
  • She is wearing a nice dress and shoes instead of her house cleaning dress and shoes
  • None of the above

Of what crime is Tom Robinson accused

  • Stealing from the Ewells
  • Raping Bob Ewell's daughter
  • Murdering a white man
  • Failing to pay debts owed to Bob Ewell

What does Jem do when he learns that Dill hasrun away from home

  • Calls Dill's mother
  • Hides Dill for as long as possible
  • Fetches Atticus
  • Hugs and kisses him helloe

Who convinces the lynch mob to leave the county jail the night before the trial begins

  • Atticus
  • Mr. Cunningham
  • Jem
  • Scout

What evidence does Atticus hope might convince the jury ofTom Robinson's innocence

  • The fact that Mayella does not deny her father beats her
  • The fact that Tom's left arm is completely useless, making it nearly impossible for him to hit her or force her to have sex with him
  • Mayella has accused men of rape before
  • Tom Robinson was in Georgia when the rape took place

Why does Mr. Raymond pretend he's a drunkard

  • He does not want to have to explain why he is married to a black woman and prefers the company of blacks
  • He has "mixed" children
  • He is an actor studying for a role
  • He cannot get a job
  • All of the above

What is the jury's verdict

  • Not guilty
  • The jury was hung
  • Guilty
  • There was a mistrial

What does Mr. Ewell do to Atticus at the post office the day after the trial

  • Shakes his hand
  • Spits in his face
  • Thanks him for telling the truth
  • Gives him a bottle of moonshine and a cigar

Who kills Mr. Ewell

  • Atticus Finch
  • Mrs. Robinson
  • Calpurnia
  • Boo Radley

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