To Kill A Mockingbird Quiz Chapters 5-9

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The book up to chapter 9 has already given us an overview of the town of Maycomb and its population. We have seen the feistiness of Scout so far. Take the test below to see just how much you can remember from the first chapter till now. Have fun reading the rest of the book!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What do Jem and Dill plan to do on Dill's last night in Maycomb?  
    • A. 

      Break into the Radley house and rescue Boo

    • B. 

      Mess up the flowers in Miss Maudie’s garden

    • C. 

      Seal up the knothole in the tre

    • D. 

      Sneak up to the Radley house and peek in the window

  • 2. 
    While escaping the Radley property, what does Jem lose?  
    • A. 

      His slingshot

    • B. 

      His pants

    • C. 

      His shoes

    • D. 

      His Indianhead pennies

  • 3. 
    What excuse does Dill give when Atticus asks Jem about his strange attire?  
    • A. 

      They are on their way to a costume party

    • B. 

      They are playing a dress up make-believe game

    • C. 

      Jem lost his pants in a game of strip poker

    • D. 

      Jem lost his pants at the neighbor’s house

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT a gift left for Jem and Scout in the knothole of the tree?  
    • A. 

      A doll dressed and styled to look like Calpurnia

    • B. 

      Spelling bee medal

    • C. 

      Two figurines carved out of soap

    • D. 

      Ball of gray twine

  • 5. 
    Jem confesses to Scout that he’d discovered something strange, and that it was worrying him. What was it?  
    • A. 

      An unmarked grave on the Radley property

    • B. 

      His pants had been folded and crudely repaired

    • C. 

      Dill seems to be lying about his father

    • D. 

      Atticus has changed his mind about defending Tom

  • 6. 
    What did Mr. Nathan Radley do to/about the knothole? 
    • A. 

      Seal it up with cement

    • B. 

      Fill it with little surprises for the children

    • C. 

      Cut down the tree

    • D. 

      Warn the children to keep away from it

  • 7. 
    How do Jem and Scout manage to build a snowman in Alabama?. 
    • A. 

      It is extremely small

    • B. 

      they build it out of dirt and cover it in a layer of snow

    • C. 

      They build it out of straw

    • D. 

      they try but are unable to build it

  • 8. 
    While Miss Maudie's house burns down, who puts a blanket over Scout to keep her warm? 
    • A. 

      Atticus Finch

    • B. 

      Boo Radley

    • C. 

      Miss Maudie

    • D. 

      Jem and Dill

  • 9. 
    What difficult-to-keep promise does Scout make to Atticus?  
    • A. 

      To get good grades in school

    • B. 

      To stop making fun of Jem

    • C. 

      To stop getting into fights with other children

    • D. 

      To stop putting things into the knothole in the tree

  • 10. 
    According to Atticus, why is he defending Tom Robinson in a case he can't hope to win? 
    • A. 

      As a personal favor to Tom’s family

    • B. 

      Because he is being paid very well

    • C. 

      To uphold his sense of justice and self-respect

    • D. 

      Because if he wins, he’ll be famous

  • 11. 
    What does Aunt Alexandra expect of Scout, despite Atticus's disinterest in the subject?
    • A. 

      Get married to Dill when she grows up

    • B. 

      Dress and act more like a boy than a girl

    • C. 

      Do the family’s cooking

    • D. 

      Dress and act like a young lady

  • 12. 
    What much-anticipated gift do Scout and Jem both receive for Christmas?  
    • A. 

      A puppy

    • B. 

      Air rifles

    • C. 

      An antique pocket watch

    • D. 

      Bicycles

  • 13. 
    How does Scout attempt to get excused from her obligation to return to school after the holidays?
    • A. 

      Pretends to be sick

    • B. 

      uses bad language that she learned at school

    • C. 

      Forges a report card claiming she’s already passed all her classes

    • D. 

      Threatens to burn down the house

  • 14. 
    Who is Francis?  
    • A. 

      Aunt Alexandra’s elderly sister

    • B. 

      Aunt Alexandra’s spoiled grandson

    • C. 

      A boy from school that Scout dislikes

    • D. 

      Dill’s guardian

  • 15. 
    What does Francis say to Scout about Atticus on Christmas? 
    • A. 

      Atticus is a highly respected man in Maycomb

    • B. 

      Atticus is a “nigger lover”

    • C. 

      Atticus is too easy on his children

    • D. 

      Atticus is a “weak and ineffectual lawyer”

  • 16. 
    Which of the following does NOT happen after the incident described in the previous question?  
    • A. 

      Scout beats him up

    • B. 

      Francis writes an apologetic letter to Atticus

    • C. 

      Uncle Jack takes Francis’s side and spanks Scout

    • D. 

      Scout makes Uncle Jack promise not to tell Atticus

  • 17. 
    Why does Atticus think Tom Robinson's case is doomed?  
    • A. 

      He received a prophecy from the oracle

    • B. 

      The judge has been bribed by the prosecuting attorney

    • C. 

      The jury will take the word of a black man against the word of a white man

    • D. 

      They jury will take the word of a white man against the word of a black man

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