TKAM Mini-Assessment.doc - To Kill a Mockingbird Mini-Assessment Use the following passage from Chapter 2 of To Kill a Mockingbird to answer questions

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To Kill a Mockingbird Mini-Assessment Use the following passage from Chapter 2 of To Kill a Mockingbird to answer questions 1-8.To Kill a MockingbirdChapter 2Dill left us in early September, to return to Meridian. We saw him off on the five o’clock bus and I was miserable without him until it occurred to me that I would be starting school in a week. I never looked forward more to anything in my life, Hours of wintertime had found me in the tree house, looking over at the schoolyard, spying on the multitudes of children through a two-power telescope Jem had given me, learning their games, following Jem’s read jacket through wriggling circles of blind man’s bluff, secretly sharing in their misfortunes and minor victories. I longed to join them.Jem condescended to take me to school the first day, a job usually done by one’s parents, but Atticus had said that Jem would be delighted to show me where my room was. I think some money changed hands in this transaction, for as we trotted around the corner past the Radley Place I heard an unfamiliar jingle in Jem’s pockets. When we slowed to a walk at the edge of the schoolyard, Jem was careful to explain that during school hours I was not to bother him, I was not to approach him with requests to enact a chapter of Tarzan and the Ant Men, to embarrass him with references to his private life, or tag along behind him at recess and noon. I was to stick with the first grade and he would stick to the fifth. In short, I was to leave him alone.“You mean we can’t play any more?” I asked.“We’ll do like we always do at home,” he said, “but you’ll see – school’s different.”(5) It certainly was. Before the first morning was over, Miss Caroline Fisher, our teacher, hauled me up to the front of the room and patted the palm of my hand with a ruler, then made mestand in the corner until noon.Miss Caroline was no more than twenty-one. She has bright auburn hair, pink cheeks, andwore crimson fingernail polish. She also wore high-heeled pumps and a red-and-white-striped dress. She looked and smelled like a peppermint drop. She boarded across the street one door down from us in Miss Maudie Atkinson’s upstairs front room, and when Miss Maudie introducedus to her, Jem was in a haze for days.
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