TKAM Final Test Study Guide for English 1 Regulars 2012

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					Name                                                Date                           Period

                                  TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
                                        Study Guide

Character Identification: You will need to match these characters to their descriptions.
   Scout                            Tom Robinson                   Miss Maudie
   Jem                              Mayella Ewell                  Mrs. Dubose
   Atticus                          Bob Ewell                      Heck Tate
   Dill                             Boo Radley                     Mr. Cunningham
   Aunt Alexandra                   Calpurnia                      John Taylor

Plot:   Put the following events in order, as they occurred in the novel.
       Atticus reports that Tom has been shot attempting to escape.
       Mrs. Dubose teaches Jem about courage.
       Jem attacks the Radley house on a dare.
       Jem and Scout find various “goodies” in a knothole in the tree.
       Bob Ewell attacks Scout and Jem on Halloween.
       Heck, Atticus, and Scout decide that Bob Ewell fell on his knife.
       Nathan Radley shoots at a “Negro” late one summer night, after hearing him in the
        garden.
       Heck Tate testifies that Mayella’s right eye was blackened.
       Bob Ewell testifies and demonstrates that he is left-handed.
       The jury decides that Tom is guilty.
       Jem, Scout, and Dill attend the trial, watching from the colored balcony.
       Bob Ewell harasses Atticus, and threatens to “get ‘im.”
       Tom Robinson testifies and reveals his disability and his version of the story.
       Boo Radley kills Bob Ewell.
       Scout starts school, on the “wrong foot.”

True/False Comprehension: Decide whether each statement is true or false.
    Aunt Alexandra heartily disapproved of the way Atticus was raising his children.
    The black community of Maycomb was bitter toward Atticus.
    In Maycomb the word of an honest black man outweighed that of a dishonest white
      man.
    Jem and Scout thought for awhile that their father was feeble and untalented.
    Atticus didn’t think Bob Ewell would carry out his threats.
    Miss Maudie felt Boo Radley was a victim of his father’s sternness and obsession.
    To protect Jem from scandal, Heck Tate claimed Bob Ewell fell on his knife.
    Jem knew all through the trial that Tom Robinson would be found guilty.
    Dill made up stories about his parents because he thought they didn’t love him.
    Aunt Alexandra showed under her sternness that she possessed understanding and
      compassion.
    Two things Scout knows how to do the first day of school that displeases her teacher
      are reading and writing.
    Mr. Cunningham pays Atticus for legal assistance with money.
    People in Maycomb think Mrs. Dubose is a very nice old woman.
   Scout finds two Indian head pennies the first time she looks into the knot-hole in the
    tree on the Radley lot.
   Jem lost his pants in a game of strip poker.
   Atticus thought he would win the Tom Robinson case.
   Jem destroyed Mrs. Dubose’s garden and, as his punishment, he had to read to her
    everyday.
   Calpurnia taught Zeebo to read out of Blackstone’s Commentaries.
   Atticus said a mob is made up of people.
   Atticus had Bob Ewell write his name in court to prove that Ewell was right-handed.

Multiple Choice Comprehension: You will need to choose the best answer.
   Aunt Alexandra believed people were a product of:
   The story took place during:
   The children’s favorite neighbor was:
   Atticus accepted Tom Robinson’s case because:
   The people of Maycomb County knew the Ewells were:
   Scout felt her school activities were:
   Scout learned to understand people by following Atticus’ advice to:
   Tom Robinson was a fine specimen of a man except for:
   As Jem matured Scout found him:
   Tom Robinson ran when Bob Ewell saw him and Mayella because:
   Atticus said the bravest person he ever knew was:
   After Jem and Scout went to church with Calpurnia, they were greeted at home by:
   Scout learned new respect for her father when she discovered he could:
   When her house burned down, Miss Maudie was:
   The lynching mob left Atticus and Tom Robinson alone because:
   Scout taught Uncle Jack to:
   After Jem ruined Mrs. Dubose’s flowers he had to make up for it by:
   Where were the Ewell children during the alleged crime?

Characters’ Actions: Choose which motive, sentiment or condition influenced each
character’s actions.
    Bob Ewell                   Atticus                          Mrs. Dubose
    Mayella                     Miss Stephanie                   Jem
    Aunt Alexandra              Boo Radley

Descriptions and Quotes: Decide who is speaking in each quote.
   Narrator of the story
   (Courage)… “It’s when you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you
     see it through no matter what.”
   “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up
     people’s gardens,…don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us.”
   “Shoot all the bluejays you want,…but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
   “What’s rape?”

				
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