To Kill a Mockingbird-Chs 6-8 Reading Questions
Directions: Read each of the following reading questions and respond to each using at least one quote from the book. Each of your responses should be at least 3 sentences in length.
1. Why does Scout disapprove of Jem's and Dill's plan of looking in at one of the Radleys' windows?
2. What does Mr. Nathan Radley know about the intruders in his garden? Why does Miss Stephanie refer to a “negro” over whose head Mr. Nathan has fired?
3. Why does Dill's explanation of Jem's state of dress almost land him in trouble?
4. When Jem tells Scout about getting his trousers back, he tells her of something strange. What is this?
5. Can you find any evidence that Jem is beginning to understand more than Scout about Boo Radley? What do you think this is?
6. Does Jem still fear the gifts in the tree? Give reasons for your answer.
7. When the children plan to send a letter to the person who leaves the gifts, they are prevented. How does this happen? Who does it, and why might he do so?
8. Why does Scout quiz Atticus about his visit to the Radley house? How much does Atticus tell her?
9. What is the “near libel” which Jem puts in the front yard? How do Miss Maudie and Atticus react to it?
10. Why does Atticus save Miss Maudie's oak rocking chair?
11. When Atticus asks Scout about the blanket around her shoulders, what does Jem realize?
12. Explain what Atticus means by telling Jem not to let his discovery “inspire ” him to “further glory”? Is there any reason why Jem might now do as his father says?