To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 22-27 : Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Atticus explains to Aunt Alexandra why it wasn't wrong for the children to see the trial: "'This is their ______, sister,' said Atticus. We've made it this way for them, they might as well learn to cope with it.'" Which word is missing from the quotation?
    • A. 

      Town

    • B. 

      Home

    • C. 

      Maycomb

    • D. 

      Place

  • 2. 
    What do the black community send Atticus to show that 'they 'appreciate what you did, Mr. Finch.'? 
    • A. 

      "cotton. Piles of cotton".

    • B. 

      "bunches of geraniums".

    • C. 

      "enough food to bury the family: hunks of salt pork, tomatoes, beans, even scuppernongs."

  • 3. 
    Bonus question: Which historical event is Atticus referring to when he says:  "Times are too hard....'"?
  • 4. 
    Miss Maudie summons the children to her porch and gives the cake. What does this passage show about her? "There was a big cake and two little ones on Miss Maudie's kitchen table. There should have been three little ones. It was not like Miss Maudie to forget Dill, and we must have shown it. But we understood when she cut from the big cake and gave the slice to Jem."
    • A. 

      Miss Maudie has become forgetful because she's tired. We know that usually she remembers to bake Dill a cake, too.

    • B. 

      Miss Maudie is like a mother to the children.

    • C. 

      Miss Maudie is signalling that Jem is mature now: the little cakes represent childhood and "we understood" shows that the children see that Miss Maudie thinks he's grown up enough to share the adult's cake.

  • 5. 
    Complete this quotation from Miss Maudie: " 'I simply want to tell you that there are some men in this world who were born to do our _________ jobs for us. Your father's one of them.'"
  • 6. 
    Whom does Miss Maudie name as those people in Maycomb who tried to help Tom Robinson?
    • A. 

      'His coloured friends for one thing, and people like us.' These people include: Judge Taylor, Heck Tate, Miss Stephanie Crawford.

    • B. 

      'His coloured friends for one thing, and people like us.' These people include: Judge Taylor, Heck Tate, Link Deas

    • C. 

      'His coloured friends for one thing, and people like us.' These people include: Judge Taylor, Heck Tate.

  • 7. 
    How does Atticus deal with Bob Ewell's actions at the end of Chapter 22/beginning of Chapter 23? (The day after the trial, Bob Ewell spits in his face and "told him he'd get him if it took the rest of his life."
    • A. 

      With anger.

    • B. 

      With charm.

    • C. 

      He ignores him completely.

    • D. 

      With humour.

    • E. 

      With sarcasm.

  • 8. 
    Why is Atticus not scared by Bob Ewell's threat?
    • A. 

      Bob Ewell isn't popular enough to take revenge.

    • B. 

      Bob Ewell has now taken his anger out on Atticus so won't need to do it again.

    • C. 

      Bob Ewell just isn't educated enough to take revenge.

    • D. 

      He was drunk at the time and wouldn't be able to remember saying it.

    • E. 

      Any action would have to be quite covert, but "nobody has much chance to be furtive in Maycomb."

  • 9. 
    Complete the quotation from Atticus: (here, he is in conversation with Jem about the legal system) "As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it - whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is _______".  
  • 10. 
    Why couldn't Miss Maudie serve on a jury?
    • A. 

      She was too old.

    • B. 

      She's a woman, and women were not allowed to do jury service in Alabama at the time.

    • C. 

      She's a woman, and women were not allowed to do jury service in the USA at the time.

  • 11. 
    Which member of the jury initially wanted an acquittal? (i.e. to find Tom Robinson not guilty).
    • A. 

      A Cunningham

    • B. 

      Link Deas.

    • C. 

      A Raymond.

    • D. 

      A Conningham

  • 12. 
    Complete this quotation. It's the conclusion Jem comes to after thinking about people in Maycomb and their behavior. "I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut in his house all this time.... it's because he ________ to stay inside."
    • A. 

      Decides

    • B. 

      Chooses

    • C. 

      Wants

  • 13. 
    The phrases below describe the lady members of the missionary circle, but which two are the most fitting?
    • A. 

      Hypocritical. They pity the Mrunas but can't see that their own black servants and workers also suffer and are treated badly.

    • B. 

      Deeply religious. They follow the work of J. Grimes Everett, a missionary.

    • C. 

      Fond of cake and refreshments.

    • D. 

      Unable to see things from the black people's perspective. "The cooks and field-hands are just dissatisfied, but they're settling down now - they grumbled all next day after that trial."

    • E. 

      Very feminine: well dressed. "They smelled heavenly".

  • 14. 
    What piece of news does Atticus bring to the meeting?
  • 15. 
    Why do you think Harper Lee chose to place the news of Tom's death at this point exactly in the novel?
    • A. 

      To juxtapose the two sides of Maycomb society: the hypocritical respectable people with those who really care about justice.

    • B. 

      To shock the reader: it's at a point when we would least expect it to happen.

    • C. 

      To show how the Finches still have to operate in normal Maycomb society despite everything that has happened

    • D. 

      To imply that Maycomb's hypocrisy, as represented by the missionary meeting, is responsible for Tom's death

  • 16. 
    Complete this quotation from Atticus:"I guess Tom was tired of white men's chances and preferred to take....."
  • 17. 
    Complete this quotation from Miss Maudie:"Whether Maycomb knows it or not, we're paying the highest tribute we can pay a man. We trust him to do _____. It's that simple."
  • 18. 
    "Whether Maycomb knows it or not, we're paying the highest tribute we can pay a man. We trust him to do right. It's that simple."Who does Miss Maudie mean?
    • A. 

      'The handful of people with background.'

    • B. 

      'The handful of people who are right.'

    • C. 

      'The handful of people who care.'

  • 19. 
    What is the name of Tom Robinson's widow?
  • 20. 
    Who, unexpectedly, publishes a column in the local paper (the Maycomb Tribune) likening Tom's death to the shooting of songbirds, and describing it as 'senseless killing'?
    • A. 

      Link Deas

    • B. 

      Mr Underwood

    • C. 

      Heck Tate

    • D. 

      Atticus

  • 21. 
    Jem and Scout go back to school and there is a lesson on.......... during which Miss Gates, Scout's teacher says that “we (American people) don't believe in persecuting anyone”.
  • 22. 
    What does Miss Gates's lesson on Hitler show?
    • A. 

      Resentment

    • B. 

      Ignorance

    • C. 

      Hypocrisy

  • 23. 
    What three things does Bob Ewell do that alarm, Aunt Alexandra? Choose from the list below.
    • A. 

      Bob Ewell threatened Jem in the street.

    • B. 

      Bob Ewell got but then lost a job in a matter of days. He blamed Atticus for the loss of this job.

    • C. 

      Miss Maudie's dog mysteriously disappeared.

    • D. 

      Judge Taylor, alone on a Sunday night heard a scratching noise and saw a shadow - an intruder.

    • E. 

      Helen Robinson was unable to walk to work due to harassment from the Ewells. Link Deas, her employer, had to intervene.

  • 24. 
    Complete this quotation from Atticus, where he explains why he think Bob Ewell bears a grudge, despite winning in court. "It might be because he knows in his heart very few people in Maycomb actually believe his and Mayella's _______"
    • A. 

      Yarns

    • B. 

      Side of the story

    • C. 

      Stories

    • D. 

      Lies

  • 25. 
    Complete this quotation about why Bob Ewell bears a grudge against Atticus and Judge John Taylor in particular: "I proved him a _____, but John made him look like a _____."
    • A. 

      "liar" and "idiot"

    • B. 

      "idiot" and "fool"

    • C. 

      "liar" and "fool"

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