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Describe Miss Maudie Atkinson? How typical is she of Maycomb's women? What do the children
think of her?
She is one of their neighbors who is around Atticus's age. She acts like a typical Maycomb women, and the children think she is a very nice and sweet lady.
She is probably not typical of Maycomb women.
What does Miss Maudie tell Scout about Boo? How does this compare with what Scout already
Miss Maudie tells Scout that Boo isn't dead yet, but they think he is dead and they put him in the chimney.
Scout claims that “Dill could tell the biggest ones ” (lies) she ever heard. Why might Dill have told
Dill says these lies so Scout and Jem will like him.
4.What reasons does Atticus give for the children not to play the Boo Radley game? Do you think
he is right? Why?
He thinks it is mean and they should leave him alone. I think he is right because it is mean.
5. Why does Scout disapprove of Jem's and Dill's plan of looking in at one of the Radleys' windows?
She didn't want to bother him and she is also scared of him.
6.What does Mr. Nathan Radley know about the intruders in his garden? Why does Miss Stephanie
refer to a “negro” over whose head Mr. Nathan has fired?
They ran away cause they were scared. The reason she thinks he was black because, she thinks only a negro would do that.
Why does Dill's explanation of Jem's state of dress almost land him in trouble?
Because she got mad and yelled at him for gambling.
When Jem tells Scout about getting his trousers back, he tells her of something strange. What is
They weren't tangled in the fence anymore, and they were folded and sitting at the top of the fence.
Can you find any evidence that Jem is beginning to understand more than Scout about Boo
Radley? What do you think this is?
He was silent for a long time that night, probably because he found out something about mister Radley.
10. Does Jem still fear the gifts in the tree? Give reasons for your answer.
No, because nothing harmed them that they got from the tree.
11.When the children plan to send a letter to the person who leaves the gifts, they are prevented.
How does this happen? Who does it, and why migh. t he do so?
Mr. Radley filled the hole with cement. He put cement in the hole so knowone could fill the hole with their stuff.
12.Why does Scout quiz Atticus about his visit to the Radley house? How much does Atticus tell
She does this because Jem told her to and she was also curious.Atticus does not tell her much.
What is the “near libel” which Jem puts in the front yard? How do Miss Maudie and Atticus react
It is a snowman. Atticus thinks it is very good and special because it shows Jem's artistic skill. Miss Maudie thinks it is horrible.
Atticus and Miss Maudie realize they have made the snowman look like Mr. Avery-a near libel.
Why does Atticus save Miss Maudie's oak rocking chair?
Atticus saved it because it was one of her favorite pieces of furniture.
When Atticus asks Scout about the blanket around her shoulders, what does Jem realize?
Mr. Radley put it around her.
Explain what Atticus means by telling Jem not to let his discovery “inspire ” him to “further glory”?
Since he realized that Mr. Radley had been out, he might try to make him come out again.
17. Is there any reason why Jem might now do as his father says?
Jem probably will because Atticus comforted Jem and he told him all the bad things he did without Atticus knowing.
He might also be realizing that what they had done might be mean to Boo.
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