Chapter Questions- To Kill A Mockingbird

November 16, 2011 § Leave a comment


To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Chapter 1;
Chapter 1 introduces the readers to the town of Maycomb, its appearance, it inhabitants, and the particular attitudes of many of its people.  Find a sentence or a paragraph which illustrates each of the following attitudes/ideas.  Quote at least a portion of the sentence or paragraph and give the page number.

    1. pride in ancestry and “tradition” – because the Radleys go to church so they are disliked by the community and they talk about the generals from the civil war.
    2. pride in conformity and distrust of those who are different – he goes out all night when its pitch dark, Miss Stephanie Crawford said she woke up in the middle of the night one time and saw him looking straight through her window at her.. Just because his different they all assumes he walks around only at night
    3. awareness of differences in social classes – They don’t include negros in the same social class as white people -> A negro would not pass the Radley place.


  1. What do we know for certain about Boo Radley, and why do the children find so fascinating?
    He never comes out of his house, he has his house borded, he has stained bloody hands from eating raw animals. He comes out at night and creeps everyone’s house. He was locked in the basement of the court house. He is bad and evil. 

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