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48 Cards in this Set

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This person stalks several people in Maycomb after the trial ends.
Bob Ewell
This person insists that Bob Ewell's death was an accident.
Sheriff Heck Tate
This person is shot seventeen times while trying to escape.
Tom Robinson
This person tells the children of Maycomb Hitler’s behavior toward the Jews is one of the most terrible
stories in history.
Miss Gates
This person saves Jem and Scout from an attacker.
Arthur "Boo" Radley
This person says that s/he never wants to discuss Tom Robinson's trial again.
Jem Finch
This person adores J. Grimes Everett (a missionary who preaches to the Mrunas.)
Miss Merriweather
This person believes there is "one kind of folks."
Scout Finch
This person says s/he can't live one way in town and another way at home.
Atticus Finch
This person refuses to allow Scout to associate with the Cunninghams.
Alexandra Finch Hancock
Why does Aunt Alexandra forbid Scout to invite Walter Cunningham over for dinner?
She considers the Cunninghams “trash.”
What does Jem believe is the reason Boo Radley stays inside?
Boo Radley wants to stay inside, away from town’s prejudice.
Why didn’t Atticus inform Tom that he strongly believed Tom could eventually be cleared of raping Mayella Ewell?
He couldn’t in truth say that he had more than a good chance of being cleared.
Why is Tom Robinson shot to death?
He was trying to escape from prison.
Why does Scout decide to act “like a lady” after Atticus informs her, Alexandra, Maudie, and Calpurnia of Tom Robinson’s death?
She feels that if Alexandra can act like a lady at a time like this, she can also.
Why does the town forget about Tom’s death so quickly?
He wasn't a real person to them. He was just a "typical" Black man who did not think about his future
Why do Jem and Scout leave the Maycomb Country pageant later than everybody else?
Scout is embarrassed that she missed her cue and wants to avoid seeing others.
Who do Jem and Scout suspect is following them home from the pageant?
Cecil Jacobs
Why does Scout’s costume essentially save her life?
The construction of it prevented Bob Ewell’s knife from stabbing her.
When does Scout realize that Atticus was right when he said that you have to walk around in someone’s shoes to understand them?
When she looks at her neighborhood from Boo Radley’s porch.
The children are very frightened when Bob Ewell spits in Atticus's face, but Atticus is not. What does Atticus tell the children is the reason he is not afraid?
He feels that Bob Ewell was very embarrassed after the trial. In order to regain his pride, he had to make Atticus look foolish. Atticus thinks that Bob Ewell will get over it.
Why can't Miss Maudie serve on a jury?
She is a woman and women were not allowed to serve on juries.
Why won't the townspeople of Maycomb serve on a jury?
They are afraid to speak how they truly feel in front of others.
Why does Aunt Alexandra refuse to allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham?
She thinks that all Cunninghams are trash.
What new discovery does Jem share with Scout before telling her his theory about "folks?"
He shows her his chest hair.
What is ironic about the same missionary group discussing the poverty of the Mrunas with pity and complaining about their black servants with contempt?
She praises J. Grimes Everett for helping people who are far away, but does not see that she can help people in her own neighborhood.
What was Mr. Underwood’s message in his editorial about Tom Robinson’s death?
It is bad to kill an innocent person. Racism must be overcome.
How does Mrs. Merriweather feel about Atticus' involvement in the Tom Robinson case?
She thinks that he should not have gotten involved because it made them upset and start to have hope that things would change.
How does the town react to the news of Tom's death?
They discuss how it was "typical" of Black man not think about the future.
They forget about him after a couple days.
Now that Scout is in the third grade, how does she feel about the way she, Jem, and Dill treated Atticus when they were younger?
She feels guilty.
Who is the subject of Cecil Jacobs' current event?
How does Link Deas take care of Helen Robinson?
He gives her a job and tells Bob Ewell to leave her alone.
Why does Bob Ewell try to burgle Judge Taylor's house?
He feels like Judge Taylor made him look like a fool.
How is Halloween in Maycomb different this year?
Miss Tutti and Miss Frutti host an even tat the high school.
What is Scout's costume this Halloween?
a ham
What do Jem and Scout hear as they walk by the Radley place to the Halloween pageant?
a mockingbird
What is the subject of the "play" that is put on by Mrs. Merriweather on Halloween?
The history of Maycomb
Why does Scout want to keep her costume on while she and Jem walk home?
She is embarrassed that she made a mistake in the play and doesn't want anyone to see her.
What does Aunt Alexandra bring Scout to change into after she and Jem were attacked?
Who stabbed Bob Ewell?
Arthur "Boo" Radley
Why is Scout not harmed during the attack?
Her costume protected her.
How is Jem injured during the attack?
His arm is broken at the elbow.
Who does Atticus first believe stabbed Bob Ewell?
Why doesn't Atticus want Heck Tate to say that Bob Ewell fell on his knife?
He doesn't want the town to think that Jem is receiving special privileges in not having to go through a trial.
He doesn't want to be dishonest in front of his children.
Why does Atticus change his mind about saying that Bob Ewell fell on his knife?
Heck Tate convinces him is was Boo who stabbed him and that Boo Radley would be very embarrassed to go through a trial.
What is Scout referring to when she says, "... it'd be sort of like shooting a mockingbird, wouldn't it?"
She knows that if Boo were put on trial, they would be punishing an innocent man who was only trying to do good.
Scout remembers Atticus' saying that "... you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them" (279). Where is she when she remembers this saying? Why does she think of Atticus' words at this moment?
She is standing on the Radley porch after walking him home. She looks out at the neighborhood and sees it from his point of view.
How does the book “The Gray Ghost” relate to To Kill a Mockingbird?
The children read it at the beginning of the novel. It is similar to the story because the main characters "chased him 'n' never could catch him 'cause they didn't know what he looked like... when they finally saw him... he was real nice..." (281)