To Kill a Mockingbird Questions Chapters 1-3 1. Dill, Jem, Simon Finch, Atticus, John Hale Finch, Calpurnia, Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose, Mr. Radley, Boo Radley, Mrs. Radley, Mr. Conner, Miss Stephanie Crawford, Nathan Radley, and Scout are introduced in the first chapter. 2. This book is set in the Great Depression (1929-1939). Harper Lee used the Scottsboro Case (1931) as the spark to write the trial sequences in the novel. 3. Scout narrates in the first person, telling what she saw and heard at the time and augmenting this narration with thoughts and assessments of her experiences in retrospect.
Although she is by no means an omniscient narrator, she has matured considerably over the intervening years and often implicitly and humorously comments on the naivete she displayed in her thoughts and actions as a young girl. 4. In To Kill a Mockingbird the Finch family is well off compared to the rest of society. The father, Atticus, is a lawyer. 5. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the fictional small Southern town of Maycomb in the 1930s. 6. Scout and Jem’s fathers’ name is Atticus and he is a lawyer with a distaste for criminal law, but he protects an innocent, black man. . The doors and shutters are always closed, the yard is unkempt, and one of the inhabitants of the house hasn’t been seen in years. 8. The children think he’s mad, violent, eats raw animals, walks around people’s yards at night, can kill plants by breathing on them, and is going to KILL THEM ALL. 9. Miss Rachel’s nephew. He’s in Maycomb because he visits Miss Rachel every summer. Dill is also a friend and “fiance” of Scout’s. He’s also Jem’s friend. 10. Scout goes to school for the first time. 11.
The teacher becomes annoyed with Scout because Scout already knows how to read and write, and she tells the teacher about the Cunninghams, making her look like a fool. 12. Her father (Atticus) was a lawyer and would come home from work and read the paper. He used to read her stories and that’s how she learned to read. 13. Scout gets in trouble by learning how to read, write, and by telling Miss Caroline about the Cunningham’s financial situations. 14. Jean Louise Finch is Scout’s real name. 15. No, because she doesn’t respect their family clans (Cunninghams, Finches, Ewell, etc. , customs, and more traditional learning styles. 16. It shows that miss Caroline does not know a thing about her student and needs to get to know them better! because poor scout thinks he is helping put miss Caroline and Walter but he gets spanked and punished because she does not know her students because she is a new teacher. 17. She got in trouble with her teacher for explaining on why Walter didn’t take the money that Miss Caroline (the teacher) offered him. Scout wasn’t someone who took embarrassment lightly! 18.
Jem invites Walter Cunningham over for dinner to try and resolve the situation. 19. It takes a long time because Walter doesn’t want to owe them, and he doesn’t want to rely on charity and spoil his honor. 20. She is alarmed at the things ‘jumping’ out of Burris Ewell’s hair, which he calls ‘cooties’… 21. Scout wants to quit school because her teacher told her she wouldn’t be allowed to read or write for years. 22. He taught them to stand in the other persons shoes, look at their soul and not make judgements based on race or social status.