Name Date Period
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
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
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
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
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
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
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.”