Also To Kill a Mockingbird reading is due Thursday. Here are the questions:
- When Jem tells Scout about getting his trousers back, he tells her of something strange. What is this?
- Can you find any evidence that Jem is beginning to understand more than Scout about Boo Radley? What do you think this is?
- Does Jem still fear the gifts in the tree? Give reasons for your answer.
- When the children plan to send a letter to the person who leaves the gifts, they are prevented. How does this happen? Who does it, and why might he do so?
- Why does Scout quiz Atticus about his visit to the Radley house? How much does Atticus tell her?
- What is the “near libel” which Jem puts in the front yard? How do Miss Maudie and Atticus react to it?
- Why does Atticus save Miss Maudie's oak rocking chair?
- When Atticus asks Scout about the blanket around her shoulders, what does Jem realize?
- Explain what Atticus means by telling Jem not to let his discovery “inspire ” him to “further glory”? Is there any reason why Jem might now do as his father says?
- How well does Atticus feel he should defend Tom Robinson? Is it usual for (white) lawyers to do their best for black clients in Alabama at this time?
- Scout and Jem have “mixed feelings” about Christmas? What are these feelings and why?
- Uncle Jack Finch tells Scout that she is growing out of her pants. What does this mean and why might he say it?
- When Francis talks to Scout he reveals an unpleasant feature of Aunt Alexandra. What is this?
- Does Scout learn anything from overhearing Atticus's conversation with Uncle Jack? What might this be?
- Read the final sentence of this chapter. Explain in your own words what it means and why it might be important in the story.