To Kill A Mockingbird
Respond to the following statements with agree, disagree, or agree under certain
circumstances. Explain your reasoning behind your responses.
1. There are certain races in the world that are more important than others.
2. Most people will stand up for what they think is right, whether or not others
3. Prejudice and racism are a reality, and will never go away.
4. It is more important to be part of a “group” than to be an individual.
5. There are some races that are more violent and commit more crimes than
6. People are generally either good or evil.
7. Fear of other people’s differences is a main cause of racism.
8. It is the parent’s responsibility to teach their children right from wrong.
9. In our court system, an alleged criminal is innocent until proven guilty.
1. How does the first sentence describing Atticuss’s first case give a different
impression than when you hear the rest of the story?
2. What do you think it means to “Make people into ghosts”? What ways do you
think Atticus may have had in mind?
3. Why do you think Dill is so fascinated by the Radley place and Boo?
1. In what ways does Miss Caroline misjudge the first grade?
2. What information does Scout use to make her assessment of Miss Caroline?
3. What were the effects of the Stock Market Crash on Maycomb?
4. Why does Miss Caroline bury her head in her arms at the end of the chapter?