Explain What Two Mistakes Did Miss Scout And Tkam Kill In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Register to read the introduction… Scout said, " He ain't company, Cal, he's just a Cunningham." What did she mean by that and what was Cal's answer?

Scout meant that Finches were better than Cunninghams, and for that reason she didn't

have to treat Walter as company. Calpurnia told Scout that she should treat anyone who

came to visit her home as "company" and show him every courtesy.

7. What two mistakes did Miss Caroline make on the first day of school?

Miss Caroline's first mistake was to offer Walter Cunningham money; the Cunninghams

don't take anything they can't pay back. Her second mistake was trying to tell Burris

Ewell to go home and wash out his "cooties."

8. Why didn't the Ewells have to go to school?

If the truant officer enforced the laws for the Ewells, Mr. Ewell would probably be jailed.

Without their father, wretched as he was, the children would be worse off than if they

simply did not go to school. Because the Ewell children's home life was so unusual, the

authorities bent the rules for them.

Chapters 4-7

1. What did Scout and Jem find in the Radleys' tree?

They found gum and two Indian head pennies.

2. Identify Mrs. Dubose.

Mrs. Dubose is an old lady who lives down the street. She berates the children as
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When she

went into the house to get him a nickel, he had followed her in and then he grabbed her

around the neck and hit her. He "chunked [her] on the floor an' choked [her] 'n took

advantage of [her]." Her father came in and was standing over her, and then she fainted.

2. What was Tom's side of the story?

Mayella asked Tom to come fix the hinges on the door in the house. Mayella had saved

enough nickels to send all of the kids out for ice cream so she and Tom would be alone.

She asked Tom to climb up on a chair to get a box, and as he stood there, she grabbed

him around the legs. When he hopped down off the chair, she jumped on him. She kissed

him on the side of the face. Tom wanted out and had to push Mayella away from the

door. She was not hurt. He ran away before Mr. Ewell could catch him.

3. What was Tom's handicap? Why was it important to his case?

Tom's left arm had been rendered useless in an accident. He could not have bruised

Mayella's right side and he more than probably would not have physically been able to

force himself on a strong, violently resisting young

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