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2. When the children plan to send a letter to the person who leaves the gifts, they are prevented. Who might prevent them and why? 3. Can you find any evidence that Jem is more mature and wise than Scout? Provide at least one specific example that supports your answer. Chapter 8 1. Identify at least two details in this chapter that reveal the setting of the novel. 2. Why is Jem’s snowman creation so unacceptable to both Atticus and Miss Maudie? 3. What does the fire at Miss Maudie's house reveal about the people living in Alabama in the 1930’s? 4. Besides Atticus, identify another character that supports Jem and Scout. Provide evidence to support this character’s benevolent spirit. Chapter 9 1. Why does Atticus feel he should defend Tom Robinson? Is it usual for (white) lawyers to do their best for black clients in Alabama during this time period? 2. Scout and Jem have "mixed feelings" about Christmas. What are these feelings and why do they feel this way? 3
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English I, level 2 To Kill a Mockingbird Name: ______________________________ 3. Uncle Jack Finch tells Scout that she is growing out of her pants. What does this mean and why might he say it? 4. Describe Aunt Alexandra and explain her negative feelings about Scout. How does Aunt Alexandra perpetuate stereotypes? 5. What, if anything, does Scout learn from overhearing Atticus's conversation with Uncle Jack? 6. What is Atticus trying to teach his children? Explain at least two examples that reveal Atticus's parenting skills. Chapter 10 1. Scout says that "Atticus was feeble" (weak). Do you think that this is her view as she tells the story or her view when she was younger? Does she still think this after the events recorded in this chapter? Why or why not? 2. In this chapter Atticus tells his children that "it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" (p. 90). What reason does he give for saying this? 3. What does the shooting of Tim Johnson reveal about Heck Tate and Atticus? How does Atticus feel about how well he can shoot? 4. Jem and Scout have different views about telling people at school how well Atticus can shoot. Explain the difference and discuss which view you most agree with and why. Chapter 11 1. How does Atticus advise Jem to react to Mrs. Dubose’s taunts? 4
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English I, level 2 To Kill a Mockingbird Name: ______________________________ 2. Characterize Mrs. Dubose including personality traits, actions, thoughts/feelings, and other character’s points of view. 3. What request does Mrs. Dubose make of Jem? What does Mrs. Dubose gain from this “punishment?” What does Jem gain? 4. What does Atticus teach Jem and Scout about understanding antagonizing and belittling language, and people like Mrs. Dubose? 5. Chapters ten and eleven are the last two chapters in the first part of the book. Explain why Harper Lee chose to end the first section here. Was her choice effective? Chapter 12 1. Briefly explain Jem's and Scout's visit to First Purchase Church. What do the members of the congregation think/feel about them? How do Scout and Jem feel about the experience?
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