To Kill a Mockingbird
1. What is Scout wearing in chapter 24?
2. What event is the climax of chapter 24?
3. Which word best describes Ms. Merriweather:
brave, saintly, prejudiced, or poor
4. What do we learn about Aunt Alexandra in
A. she is actually more noble and nice than she first appeared to be
B. She is really a witch
C. She hates kids
D. She is getting a divorce and moved to Maycomb to escape her mean
5. What does PICKLE stand for?
Miss Merriweather gossips, “Now far be it
from me to say who, but some [folks]in this
town thought they were doing the right thing
a while back, but all they did was stir ‘em up”
Miss Maudie retorts, “His food doesn’t stick
going down, does it?” (233).
The narrator relates, “[Aunt Alexandra] gave
Miss Maudie a look of pure gratitude…I was
content to learn that Aunt Alexandra could be
pierced sufficiently to feel gratitude” (233).
Miss Maudie lectures, “Whether Maycomb
knows it or not, we’re paying the highest
tribute [to Atticus] we can pay a man. We
trust him to do right. It’s that simple” (236).
The narrator understands, “Atticus had used
every tool available to free men to saveTom
Robinson, but in the secret courts of men’s
hearts Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead
man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her
mouth and screamed” (241).
Miss Gates lectures, “We are a democracy and
Germany is a dictatorship. Dic-ta-tor-ship.
Over here we don’t believe in persecuting
anybody. Persecution comes from people
who are prejudice. Pre-ju-dice” (245).
Atticus suggests, “I think I understand why
[Bob Ewell holds a grudge]. It might be he
knows in his heart that very few peoople in
Maycomb really believed his and Mayella’s
yarns. He thought he’d be a hero, but all he
got for his pain was…was, okay, we’ll convict
this Negro but get back to your dump” (250).
Atticus contemplates, “I can’t conceive of
anyone low-down enough to do a thing like
this, but I hope you found him” (266).
Heck Tate suggests, “There’s just some kind of
men you have to shoot before you can say
hidy to ‘em. Even then, they ain’t worth the
bullet it takes to shoot ‘em” (269).
Heck Tate explains, “Taking the one man who’s
done you and this town a great service an’
draggin’ him with his shy ways into the
limelight---to me, that’s a sin” (276).
Scout puts it all together, “Mr. Tate was right
[about keeping Boo out of the report]…It’d be
sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t