Questions from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird (Chapter 12-14)

  1. Explain why Calpurnia speaks differently in the Finch household than she speaks among her neighbors at church.
  2. Why does Aunt Alexandra come to stay with Atticus and his family? What is she like?
  3. Read the first two things Alexandra says when she comes to the Finch house. Do these seem typical of her or not?
  4. Comment on Aunt Alexandra’s ideas about breeding and family. Why does Atticus tell them to forget these ideas?
  5. Comment on Atticus’s explanation of rape. How suitable is this as an answer to Scout?
  6. Why is Scout pleased when Jem fights her back? Why is she displeased when he tells Atticus about Dill?   
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