TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
ATTICUS FINCH
Jem and Scout’s father;
a lawyer;
an honorable man
JEAN LOUIS FINCH
known as SCOUT;
she narrates the novel
JEREMY FINCH
known as JEM;
thoughtful, bright, imaginative child
AUNT ALEXANDRA
older sister of ATTICUS;
protective of the family name
MISS MAUDIE ATKINSON
old friend of Atticus;
kids really like her;
lives ACROSS the street
MISS RACHEL HAVERFORD
Dill’s aunt;
lives NEXT DOOR to the Finches
CHARLES BAKER HARRIS
known as DILL;
loves to tell stories;
doesn’t know his father
CALPURNIA
family housekeeper;
loves the children
BOB EWELL
Father to Mayella;
a drunk;
beats his children
MAYELLA EWELL
DAUGHTER of Bob;
accuses Tom Robinson of rape
ARTHUR RADLEY
known as BOO;
gives the children gifts;
one of the story’s MOCKINGBIRD
HECK TATE
sheriff of Maycomb
TOM ROBINSON
accused of raping Mayella Ewell;
one of the story’s MOCKINGBIRD
WALTER CUNNINGHAM, SR.
proud, but poor father of Scout’s classmate; working on his entailment
DOLPHUS RAYMOND
has African-American wife and mixed race children
ZEEBO
Calpurnia’s son;
garbage truck driver
MISS CAROLINE FISHER
one of Scout’s teacher;
disapproves of Scout’s reading abilities
REVEREND SYKES
preacher of the First Purchase Zion Church
When and where is the novel setting?
1930s Alabama
Who narrates the novel?
SCOUT
What did Dill dare Jem to do?
touch the Radley house
Why did Scout rub Walter Cunningham’s nose in the dirt?
he got her in trouble with Miss Caroline Fisher
How did Jem lose his pants?
He took them off to free himself from the fence
Why is it a sin to kill a mockingbird?
They don’t bother anybody.
Why did Jem destroy Mrs. Debose’s camellias?
She called Atticus an “n-word” lover
Why did Atticus say he would have sent Jem to read to Mrs. Debose even if he hadn’t gotten into trouble with her?
because she was a morphine addict and the reading helped distract her
What important lesson does Atticus teach Scout throughout the novel?
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his or her point of view.
Why did Tom Robinson go into Mayella Ewell’s house?
She asked him to help her fix something in the house.
What happened as Atticus walked out after the trial?
The African Americans in the balcony stood for him.
Why did Jem cry after the trial?
He was shocked by the injustice of the jury.
MOCKINGBIRD #1
ARTHUR “BOO” RADLEY
All Boo does is watch the neighborhood. Boo Radley is like a mockingbird because he’s misunderstood and everyone seems to attack him when in fact he is actually a human being just reaching out for someone Even animals are worthy of being left alone if they’re doing the same to you.
MOCKINGBIRD #2
TOM ROBINSON
Like a mockingbird, he never hurt anyone. He felt compassion for Mayella and helped her do her chores for free. Killing Tom brought about no good and prevented no evil, just like shooting a mockingbird.
What did Scout and Jem NOT find in the knothole of the tree?
a letter
Besides being in charge of the “lining” at the church, Zeebo is…..
Cal’s son and literate
What did the jury find Tom Robinson?
GUILTY OF RAPE
CONSULT
to go to someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for advice
UNSULLIED
free of dirt or stain
TYRANNICAL
using power over people in a way that is cruel and unfair
CONCEDE
to say you accept or do not deny the truth or existence of something
CONDESCEND
to show you believe you are more intelligent or better than others
COMPEL
to force (someone) to do something
EXPOUND
to explain or state (something); to give details
ERRATIC
acting, moving, or changing in unexpected or unusual ways
AMIABLE
friendly and pleasant
UNANIMOUS
a general agreement about something
ARBITRATE
to settle an argument between two people or groups after hearing opinions of both
RAMSHACKLE
in a very bad condition and needing to be repaired
INQUISITIVE
tending to ask questions; having a desire to know and learn
CONSENSUS
agreed by everyone
ELUCIDATE
to make (something hard to understand) clear or easier to understand
AFFLUENT
having a large amount of money and owning many expensive items
CONVENE
to come together in a group for a meeting
DEVOID
being without a usual, typical, or expected attribute or accompaniment
AMBIDEXTROUS
able to use both hands equally well
EXPUNGE
to remove (something) completely
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