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To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee. 1. The narrator of the story is . Dill Scout Jem Boo. Try Again!. OOPS!. WAY TO GO!. 2. The first chapter focuses on telling stories. This primarily serves to:. Mimic the random thoughts in Scout's mind

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee


1. The narrator of the story is

  • Dill

  • Scout

  • Jem

  • Boo


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2. The first chapter focuses on telling stories. This primarily serves to:

  • Mimic the random thoughts in Scout's mind

  • Tie each of the individual characters to their family and history

  • Lengthen the novel

  • Make the story appealing to a younger audience


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3. Scout and Jem are how old when the novel begins? (respectively)

  • 5 and 8

  • 6 and 10

  • 8 and 12

  • 9 and 13


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4. What is the reason for the author's choice of a young narrator?

  • To remove moral bias from the story

  • To allow the story to be presented by someone who cannot take an active role

  • To allow the narrator to mature as the story progresses

  • All of the above


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5. Superstition causes the children to be afraid of which family's house?

  • Finch

  • Robinson

  • Radley

  • Harris


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6. Scout is unusual for a first grader because

  • She is taller than all the other children

  • She can read and write

  • She speaks a foreign language

  • She can outrun all the boys


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7. The school setting in the second chapter allows Lee to

  • Show the general disrespect that children have for authority

  • Blame the education system for the incidents which follow in the novel

  • Introduce the reader to the various families, as well as their peculiarities, in Maycomb county

  • Denounce the segregation of blacks and whites


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8. How much time do the Ewell children spend in school?

  • Through the sixth grade

  • None

  • Through college

  • The first day of every school year


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9. The Ewell family is

  • Highly respected in town

  • Supportive of equal rights for all races

  • One of the poorest, least educated families in Maycomb

  • A family of both black and white people


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10. Walter Cunningham surprises Scout in which of the following ways?

  • He pours molasses onto his food

  • He failed to pass first grade due to his having to leave to work on the farm

  • He discusses farming in a very mature way with Atticus

  • All of the above


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11. What items to Scout and Jem take from the knot-hole in one of the oak trees in the Radley's front yard?

  • Both Gum and Pennies

  • Pennies

  • Gum

  • None of the above


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12. What activity do Dill, Scout and Jem frequently like to play with respect to the Radley family?

  • They all run into the Radley yard and touch the house before fleeing

  • They all role tires into the yard

  • They all pretend to be various members of the Radley family and act out the stabbing scene

  • None of the above


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13. When Jem and Dill start to exclude Scout from their activities, with whom does she spend more time?

  • Atticus

  • Maudie Atkinson

  • Boo Radley

  • Calpurnia


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14. What do Jem, Dill and Scout do that causes Mr. Radley to shoot at them?

  • They sneak into the Radley yard and try to peak into a window

  • He catches them once again play-acting Boo Radley stabbing his father

  • Jem accidentally hits the Radley house while practicing with his new gun

  • He catches them stealing money that has been hidden in a tree in his yard


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15. Mr. Radley's plugging up the knot-hole best symbolizes which of the following?

  • The futile attempt to prolong life by patching up deadly wounds

  • The sealing off of generosity

  • The loss of childhood pleasures and the transition to adulthood responsibilities

  • The withdrawal of Boo Radley from society forever


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16. Which two characters are the "outcasts" of the novel, maligned by Maycomb society?

  • Jem and Scout

  • Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra

  • Boo Radley and Maudie Atkinson

  • Boo Radley and Tom Robinson


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17. After Atticus Finch agrees to defend Tom Robinson, what does Scout hear at school?

  • Atticus is "an immigrant"

  • Atticus is "a nigger lover"

  • Atticus is "a coward"

  • Atticus is "a racist"


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18. For Christmas, Jem and Scout receive what presents while staying with their Uncle Jack?

  • Pennies

  • Puppies

  • Air rifles

  • Gum


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19. Aunt Alexandra's grandson Francis calls Atticus a "nigger-lover"; how does Scout react?

  • She punches him in the mouth

  • She screams at him and waits until the adults arrive

  • She runs away

  • She stays silent, exactly as Atticus had ordered her to


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20. Why does Atticus know that he will lose his case with Tom Robinson?

  • Because the Ewells are well respected in the town

  • Because Tom actually committed the rape, and everyone in the town knows it

  • Because the judge is biased

  • Because it is the word of a black man against a white man, and the jury will listen to the white man


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21. What is the best reason why Atticus accepts a case that he knows he will lose?

  • Because he needs the money

  • To maintain his conscience and his integrity

  • Because he is acquainted with the Robinson family

  • To raise a furor within the town of Maycomb


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22. Which of the following are parallels in the novel?

  • Atticus and Scout fighting communal tradition to maintain their individual identities

  • Tom Robinson and Boo Radley being ostracized by society

  • Both of the above

  • None of the above


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23. When Jem and Scout get their air guns, what does Atticus tell them it is a sin to shoot?

  • Tin cans

  • Dogs

  • A mockingbird

  • Bluebirds


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24. Atticus' role in shooting the rabid dog best foreshadows what future role that he will assume?

  • His status as a single father to Scout and Jem

  • His role in putting down the mob that wants to lynch Tom Robinson

  • His role as being a defender of the truth for the entire community

  • None of the above


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25. Which character is most like a mockingbird in the metaphorical sense?

  • Tom Robinson

  • Atticus Finch

  • Boo Radley

  • Scout Finch


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