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2. How do the children (Jem, Scout, and Dill) deal with the outcome of the trial? What do their coping mechanisms reveal about each of them? 3. How do the adults (Atticus, Miss Rachel, Calpurnia, Aunt Alexandra, Miss Stephanie, Miss Maudie, and Bob Ewell) deal with the outcome of the trial? What do their reactions and comments reveal about them? Chapter 23 1. How did Bob Ewell confront Atticus? How did Atticus react? What does Atticus's reaction reveal about his character? 2. Why does Scout want to befriend Walter Cunningham now – after the trial? 3. Why does Aunt Alexandra accept that the Cunninghams may be good but are not "our kind of folks"? What does this reveal about her character? 4. Identify evidence in this chapter that reveals Scout is naive and childlike and Jem is more mature and adult- like in his understanding of people. Chapter 24 1. How does Scout feel about the women and their discussions in this chapter? How do they treat Scout? 2. What can you learn from the women of Maycomb about proper and improper behavior? 8
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English I, level 2 To Kill a Mockingbird Name: ______________________________ 3. Why did Tom try to escape from prison? 4. Briefly explain how Tom was killed. Chapter 25 1. How is the meaning of the title revealed in this chapter? 2. Why is Tom’s death considered “typical” in Maycomb? 3. How does Mr. Underwood feel about Tom's death? Why did the author choose to include Mr. Underwood’s opinions about death? 4. Why is the court of public opinion sometimes more influential than the court of law? Use specific examples from the text to support your answer. 5. What do you think Ewell meant when he said "it made one down and about two more to go?” What can you predict will happen next? Chapter 26 1. Identify at least two examples that Scout and Jem are growing up and maturing. 2. Why is it hypocritical of Miss Gates to teach a lesson on Hitler’s persecution of Jews? 3. What is Lee’s purpose in writing this chapter? What message is she trying to send to readers? 9
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English I, level 2 To Kill a Mockingbird Name: ______________________________ Chapter 27 1. Identify three threats that Bob Ewell allegedly makes against people of Maycomb. 2. Why do you believe the author, Harper Lee, included the Halloween story in her novel? Chapter 28 1. Identify foreshadowing of trouble for the Finch family. 2. Describe the event in this chapter that changes Jem and Scout forever. Chapter 29 1. Who is the stranger in the corner of Scout’s room? Why is he there? 2. Why is Scout’s ham costume so important to the outcome of the story? 3. Who is the perpetrator of this crime? How do you know? Chapter 30 1. Why does Heck Tate insist that Bob Ewell's death was self-inflicted? In what way is this true? Chapter 31 1. Comment on the way Scout summarizes earlier events and characters to show their significance. Refer to events and characters that include Boo Radley, Jem, Atticus, and the neighborhood as a whole. Why do you think Lee chose to end her novel this way? 10
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