To Kill A Mockingbird Chapters 10 And 11

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  • 1. 
    What happens in Chapter 10?
    • A. 

      The children get air rifles from Uncle Jack Finch. The street is threatened by a rabid dog. Atticus shoots it.

    • B. 

      The children get air rifles from Uncle Jack Finch. The street is threatened by a rabid dog. Jem shoots it.

    • C. 

      The street is threatened by a rabid dog. Atticus shoots it, much to the admiration of the children.


  • 2. 
    Complete the opening sentence of Chapter 10:Atticus was _______: he was nearly fifty.

  • 3. 
    At the start of Chapter 10, why do the children find Atticus unworthy of admiration?
    • A. 

      He doesn't have a wife.

    • B. 

      He reads instead of hunting, smoking, fishing, or smoking.

    • C. 

      He wears glasses and is nearly blind in his left eye.

    • D. 

      He works in an office.

    • E. 

      He's dull.


  • 4. 
    Complete this quotation from Atticus: "Shoot all the bluejays you want, but remember it's a sin to kill a ________."

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the rabid dog?
    • A. 

      Tommy Johnstone

    • B. 

      Tim Johnson

    • C. 

      Thomas Johnson

    • D. 

      Timmy Johnson


  • 6. 
    Which household on the street does Calpurnia have to warn in person as they don't own a telephone?
    • A. 

      The Radleys

    • B. 

      Miss Maudie

    • C. 

      Miss Stephanie Crawford


  • 7. 
    Who is described in this passage?"________ _________ was the sheriff of Maycomb County. He was as tall as Atticus, but thinner. He was long-nosed, wore boots with shiny metal eye-holes, boot pants and a lumber jacket. His belt had a row of bullets sticking in it. He carried a heavy rifle."

  • 8. 
    What happens to Jem when Atticus shoots and kills the rabid dog?
    • A. 

      He can't stop talking.

    • B. 

      He faints.

    • C. 

      He's lost for words.


  • 9. 
    What was Atticus's nickname when he was younger?
    • A. 

      Bullseye Finch

    • B. 

      One-Shot Finch


  • 10. 
    "If your father's anything, he's civilised in his heart.... I think maybe he put the gun down when he realised that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things."Who says this about Atticus?

  • 11. 
    Moving on to Chapter 11, what is the name of the misanthrophic neighbour who is the focus of this next episode?
    • A. 

      Mrs Henrietta Dubose

    • B. 

      Mrs Henry Lafayette Dubose

    • C. 

      Mrs Henrietta Lafayette Dubose

    • D. 

      Mrs Henry Dubose


  • 12. 
    Which words does Scout use to describe Mrs Dubose in the opening pages of the chapter? Choose three.
    • A. 

      "Vicious"

    • B. 

      "Optimistic"

    • C. 

      "Wrathful"

    • D. 

      "Very old"

    • E. 

      "Very ill"


  • 13. 
    Why does this insult particularly hurt the children?
    • A. 

      It's about Atticus. Up until this point, the children have only heard other children insulting him: "this was the first one coming from an adult."

    • B. 

      Jem always protects his younger sister.

    • C. 

      There's no school on Saturdays.


  • 14. 
    Which flowers does Jem attack? 
    • A. 

      Carnations

    • B. 

      Roses

    • C. 

      Camomiles

    • D. 

      Camelias


  • 15. 
    What does Scout do?
    • A. 

      Joins in.

    • B. 

      Tells Calpurnia.

    • C. 

      Shrieks and screams.

    • D. 

      Beats up Jem.


  • 16. 
    What is Atticus's main reason for sending Jem to apologise to Mrs Dubose?
    • A. 

      Because he has 'cold blood' and doesn't care if she murders him.

    • B. 

      To prepare Jem and Scout for the difficulties they face when Tom Robinson's trial actually starts: "When summer comes, you'll have to keep your head about far worse things."

    • C. 

      Because she's very sick and deserves an apology.

    • D. 

      To teach Jem how to be a 'gentleman.'


  • 17. 
    Atticus explains why he reacts the way he does to the situation despite Mrs Dubose's racism and offensiveness. Complete the quotation. "Jem, she's ____ and _____ . You can't hold her responsible for what she says and does."
    • A. 

      A morphine addict and a misanthrope.

    • B. 

      Old and ill.

    • C. 

      Angry and alone.


  • 18. 
    What is the name of Mrs Dubose's maid, who is black?

  • 19. 
    What happens to Mrs Dubose as Jem reads?You can choose two.
    • A. 

      She becomes unconscious.

    • B. 

      She dribbles.

    • C. 

      She gets angrier and angrier.


  • 20. 
    Atticus explains to Scout how to respond when people like Mrs Dubose use highly offensive terms like "nigger-lover." Complete the quotation. "It's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how _____ that person is, it doesn't hurt you."
    • A. 

      Ignorant

    • B. 

      Prejudiced

    • C. 

      Poor

    • D. 

      Stupid


  • 21. 
    What happens to the reading sessions?
    • A. 

      They get shorter and shorter.

    • B. 

      They get longer and longer.


  • 22. 
    How does Jem look during Mrs Dubose's "most blood-curdling inventions"? (i.e. when she interrupts, or insults him".
    • A. 

      Resentfully

    • B. 

      With an expression of polite and detached interest.

    • C. 

      Angrily


  • 23. 
    What season is it when Mrs Dubose dies?
    • A. 

      Summer

    • B. 

      Autumn

    • C. 

      Winter

    • D. 

      Spring


  • 24. 
    What does Mrs Dubose leave Jem?
    • A. 

      Money

    • B. 

      Chocolate

    • C. 

      A new baton

    • D. 

      A camellia flower.


  • 25. 
    What did Atticus want Jem to learn from Mrs Dubose?

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