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To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee


Study Questions & Essay Topics

Suggestions for Further Reading

1. What is Scout’s real name?

2. What is the verdict in the Tom Robinson case?

3. Whose house burns down?

4. Who is the editor of the local newspaper?

5. Who insists that Bob Ewell’s death is an accident?

6. What is Boo’s real name?

7. What does Scout first find in the knot-hole?

8. What does Dill find in Dolphus Raymond’s bottle?

9. Why does Atticus admire Mrs. Dubose?

10. Who founded Finch’s Landing?

11. How did Miss Caroline learn her educational techniques?

12. Who is the president of the United States at the time that the events of the story occur?

13. Who tells Jem that it is a sin to kill mockingbirds?

14. Where does Dill live during the school year?

15. On what writer did Harper Lee base Dill?

16. Who tucks Scout in at the end of the novel?

17. Who beat Mayella Ewell?

18. Whose actions lead Mr. Cunningham to disperse the lynch mob?

19. How old is Jem when the action of the novel starts?

20. What are Jem and Scout shocked to discover about Atticus?

21. Who takes the children to the black church?

22. Where does Boo leave presents for Scout and Jem?

23. Who mends Jem’s pants?

24. Who runs away from home?

25. For what does Uncle Jack reprimand Scout on Christmas Eve?

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Apperance vs. Reality

by ksimpson1995, August 21, 2012

Appearance vs. Reality is also another theme in the book. Some examples are: Scout's misconception of her father being old, tired, and never having time to teach her as she told Miss Caroline. And also the misconception of Boo Radley never leaving his home. Another is Jem's judgement of Mrs Dubose. He thought she was just mean but she really had an addiction to morphine.


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by eatalllot, September 11, 2012

great book!


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by Ericb1, October 20, 2012

I think that sparknotes should expalins why Jem,Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, etc are all "Mockingbirds"


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