Chapter 20-24
1. What aspect of Dolphus Raymond’s reputation do the children find to be false? Why is he willing to let them in on his secret?
That he isn't a drinker. So that would know and understand it.
2. Why do the people of Maycomb not like the way that Dolphus Raymond lives?
He has mixed children and they think that he is a drinker.
3. Name the “firsts” that the children see Atticus commit.
He loosened his tie as he sweats and he takes off his jacket.
4. What does Atticus say is “the worst thing you can do”? What “crime” does Atticus say Mayella feels guilt for?
To cheat a black man. She tires to hide the evidence from her.
5.What does Alexandra call Atticus and why?
She called him because the kids have gone missing.
6. How does Atticus justify the children’s presence in the courtroom?
He first yells at them and then he lets them see the ending.
7. What does Atticus receive from the townspeople? Why?
He gets many gifts because he worked hard during the trial and he tried his best.
8. How long was the jury out? Why is this important? How does Scout know that Tom Robinson has not been acquitted even before the jury reports?
The jury was out for only a few hours. This is important because they were debating the verdict. Scout knows the view point of the jury because they judge the virdict just by looking at him.
9. What happens as Atticus leaves the courtroom? Why?
As Atticus leaves the courtroom, all of the blacks stand up and gives thanks to Atticus.
10.What does Atticus find in his kitchen on the morning after the trial? What is the feeling among the white neighbors (except Miss Maudie) on Atticus’ defeat?
He finds many gifts of thanks from the Negros. There is a very secretive feeling among the white neighbors, besides Miss Maudie, like they are sneaking questions around behind the childrens' backs.
11. What is Bob Ewell’s response to the verdict?
Even though Atticus won, he shot a lugy in Atticus' face and said he would kill him.
12.What is Jem’s response to the verdict?
Jem thought that they virdict was unfair
13.What does Bob Ewell do you Atticus at the post office? What is the significance of this action?
Bob Ewell spits in Atticus's face. This shows that Bob Ewell is not a good person
14.How does Atticus define “trash”? How does Aunt Alexandra? List the categories in Jem’s social hierarchy…the four kinds of folks in the world. What kind of folks are in Scout’s hierarchy?
Atticus define "trash" as someone who cheats on a black mad . Jem says it is the Maycomb people, the Cunninghams people, people in the woods, the people who live by the dump like the Ewells, and then the Negroes. Scout thinks that everyone is the same and should be treated the same.
15.What does the “business” part of the Missionary Society consist of? Who are the “hypocrites” Mrs. Merriweather mentions? Why does she consider them hypocrites?
The business part is them talking about the Mrunas and other things, mostly christian, relating to Maycomb. She says the Northerners are hypocrites because they say the blacks are equal but still discriminate.
16.Why does Atticus come home in the middle of the day to get Calpurnia?
Because he needs her help to tell Tom Robinson's wife that Tom is dead.
17.Describe what happens to Tom Robinson. Why do you think he chose to take a chance of escaping rather than waiting on a new trial?
He was shot because he tried to escape the prison. He tried to escape because he didn't think he could get another case or win it.
18.Summarize the conversation between Miss Maudie and Aunt Alexandra. Do you believe that Aunt Alexandra has had a change of heart toward the Negro community? How do you know?
They were talking about all of the hard work Atticus does that no one would ever think of doing. Miss Maudie shows her how hard Negroes have to work. She realizes it when she starts to calm down.
19.What does Scout learn from the events of the Missionary Society meeting and the death of Tom Robinson?
After what all happened, Aunt Alexandra still acted like a lady, so Scout should too.