Questions from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird (Chapter 11)

  1.  How does Atticus advise Jem to react to Mrs. Dubose’s taunts?
  2. What does Mrs. Dubose say about the children’s mother? How does Jem feel about this?
  3. What request does Mrs. Dubose make of Jem? Is this a fair punishment for his “crime”?
  4. Explain in your own words what Atticus thinks of insults like “nigger-lover.” Do you agree with him? Why or why not?
  5. Why, in Atticus’s view, was Mrs. Dubose “a great lady”?
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