We will begin with the To Kill a Mockingbird Final test.
Boo, Calpurnia, Tom, Jem, Bob, Dubose, Scout, Dill, Maudie, Atticus, Aunt Alexandra, Cunninghams, Raymond, Nathan Radley, Heck, Underwood, Gilmer, Dees, Sykes, Crawford, Hancock, Zeebo, Miss Rachel
3) SHORT ANSWER OPTIONS:
Atticus advises Scout that the way to get along with someone is to, “climb into his skin and walk around in it.” What does this mean, and is this comment possible to carry out in real life? Why or why not?
Miss Maudie tells Scout that “Mr. Radley was a foot-washing Baptist,” and goes on to say that some men worry so much about “the next world” they never learned “to live in this one.” What is Miss Maudie suggesting about Mr. Radley and his treatment of Boo? Was Mr. Radley “a Christian” in your opinion? Explain.
Scout comments of Bob Ewell, “All the little man on the witness stand had that made him any better than his nearest neighbors (the Negroes) was, that if scrubbed with lye soap in very hot water, his skin was white.” Does she mean that he is better than his neighbors? What is she really saying?
When Atticus asks Mayella if she loves her father, her response is, “Love him, whatcha mean?” Considering the kind of life that she leads, do you think she has any idea of what love is? Explain.
In the novel, a mockingbird is a symbol for good, innocent people that are destroyed by evil. Choose two characters and explain why you think that they are to be considered the “mockingbirds” of the novel.How do both Jem and Scout change over the course of the novel? How do they stay the same?Compare and contrast the different types of courage exhibited by both Atticus and Mrs. Dubose in the novel.Scout states that Boo Radley had given them things, including their lives. Explain how he gives the children their lives.
In addition to the more obvious themes of prejudice and injustice that the author develops in the novel, discuss other possible themes a reader might discover. You may wish to consider some or all of the following themes: growing up, superstition, courage, religion, and types of education.
There will also be 50 multiple choice questions to test comprehension as well.
We will be going over the following ones tomorrow: