To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 12 Flashcard Example #98420

How old is Jem at the beginning of the chapter?
12
What is different about Jem the days after Mrs. Dubose Lafayette dies?
– He is more moody.
– He is more independent, does not want to spend as much time with Scout anymore.
– He is smarter than before.
Why does Dill not come to Maycomb County for the summer? How does Scout react to this?
He finally found a new father, and he is going stay at home to build a fishing boat with him during the summer.
Scout is heartbroken, realizing that Dill makes summer fun.
Where does Atticus go at the beginning of the chapter?
He is called to the state legislature in Montgomery, where he will stay for two weeks.
When Scout asks Calpurnia what they are going to do for church, what does Calpurnia remember?
One Sunday, while Scout’s class was without supervision, they tied Eunice Ann Simpson to a chair and locked her in the furnace.
What offer does Calpurnia make to Scout and Jem regarding what they are going to do for Sunday mass?
They can come to celebrate mass at her church.
What is the name of Caluprnia’s church, and why is called so?
First Purchase
Freed slaves used their first earnings to pay for the church.
Who disapproves of Calpurnia bringing Scout and Jem to her church? Why? Who apologizes for his/her actions?
Lula
The church is only for black people.
Zeebo
Explain why “lining” was so important to the congregation.
A person at the front sings a line, and the rest of the church sings it after him. Only 4 people at the church can read.
This is called “lining”.
Who leads the mass?
Reverend Sykes
Who is the music superintendent who reads the hymns?
Zeebo
What does Revered Sykes say during the sermon?
– He denounces sin and warns to stay away from it.
– He talks about the common subject of the “Impurity of Women”.
– He names off the sins of individuals.
What happens after the collection?
Reverend Sykes sees that there is not enough money, and he tells everyone that they need at least $10 in order to help support Tom Robinson’s wife, Helen, who has to take care of three children but cannot find a job.
He keeps everyone locked inside the church until the $10 is collected.
According to Calpurnia, why is Helen having a difficult time finding a job
The Robinson family is being disgraced for Tom’s crime, and because of this, nobody wants hire Helen and have anything to do with the family.
Of what crime is Tom Robinson accused?
raping Mr. Bob Ewell’s daughter
According to Calpurnia, why would it be no better to buy hymn books for First Purchase?
Nobody but four people at the church knows how to read (Calpurnia and Zeebo are two of the four).
Explain why Miss Buford, Miss Maudie’s aunt, would be such an important person in Calpurnia’s life.
She taught Calpurnia how to read. In those times, very few black children would be able to go to school.
When does Calpurnia celebrate her birthday? Why?
Christmas
It is easier to remember.
Who is Zeebo in relation to Calpurnia?
He is her eldest son.
From what books did Calpurnia and Zeebo learn to read?
The Bible and Blackstone’s Commentaries
Explain how and when Calpurnia came to live in Maycomb.
Finch Landing
when Atticus and his wife married
How does Calpurnia respond when Jem asks her why she talks “n****r-talk” at church when she knows better?
– It would be out of place to talk “n****r talk” at home. Similarly, it would be out of place to talk proper English at an African-American church.
– Nobody like a know-it-all.
Who is at their porch when Scout, Jem, and Calpurnia return home?
Aunt Alexandra
How did Calpurnia feel when Jem invited himself to her home.
She would be happy to have him come anytime.
What does Calpurnia and Lula’s conversation reveal?
Lula didn’t want Jem and Scout to attend the church. This is supporting segregation theme.

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