To Kill A Mockingbird Study Guide Questions Chapters 1-3 Flashcard Example #30199

Atticus Finch
Jem and Scout’s father, a lawyer and a widower
Dill dared Jem to touch the Radley house, because he said that Jem was a scaredy cat
What did Dill dare Jem to do, and why?
What was Scout’s first “crime” at school?
Her first “crime” was knowing how to read and write.
What was Calpurnia’s fault?
that Scout could read and write because she made Scout copy down the Bible
Why did Scout rub Walter Cunningham’s nose in the dirt?
She was angry at him for getting her in trouble with Miss Caroline Fisher, because she tried to explain that the Cunninghams were too poor to pay for lunch.
Scout said, “He ain’t company, Cal, he’s just a Cunningham.” What did she mean by that, and what was Cal’s reply?
She said that because the rest of Maycomb considered the Cunninghams trash, so she was being influenced. She didn’t consider Walter as real company. Cal’s response was to say that anybody who came to Scout’s house was company, no matter where they came from. She was also very angry
Explain the two mistakes Miss Caroline makes in the first day of school:
First she tries to give Walter Cunningham money to pay back later, that he couldn’t pay back because he was too poor, and then she tried to tell Burris Ewell what to do, not knowing that the Ewells were trash.
Explain why the Ewells didn’t have to go to school:
They didn’t have to go to school because no one could make them, and the truant lady figured that she had done her job just by making them go to the first day of school.
Jean Louise (Scout) Finch
little girl who comes of age. she tells the story. sister to Jem, daughter to Atticus
Jem Finch
Scout’s brother an one of her best friends; enters young adulthood and faces difficult issues
Maycomb
the racist town in Alabama where this book takes place
Calpurnia
the Finch’s housekeeper; acts as a more distant mother-figure to Jem and Scout
Charles Baker Harris
Jem and Scout’s summer neighbor and friend. He is a confident boy with an active imagination. He is fascinated with Boo.
The Radley Place
It’s located on a bend in the road. The house is dark and gloomy with no screen door. The yard is in the back with a porch in the front and back.
Stephanie Crawford
Town Gossip
Arthur Radley
…, This character is a recluse who lives near to the Finches. This character is the subject of various rumors that this character is a ghost, or a murderer. All of the kids in Maycomb are afraid of this character. This character is just very shy and this character does not wish to interact with the townspeople.
Miss Caroline Fisher
scout’s first grade teacher
Walter Cunningham
classmate of Scout. He cannot afford lunch one day at school and accidentally gets Scout in trouble, no shoes, hookworms, clean shirt, neatly mended overalls, skinny jaw, blue eyes
Burris Ewell
filthy, cusses out the teacher, only goes to the first day of school every year

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