Questions from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird (Chapter 23)
- What is your opinion of Atticus’s reaction to Bob Ewell’s challenge? Should he have ignored Bob, retaliated, or done something else?
- What is “circumstantial evidence”? How does it pertain to Tom’s conviction?
- What does Atticus tell Scout about why the jury took so long to convict Tom?
- At the end of this chapter, Jem forms a new theory about why Boo Radley has never left his house in years. What is this? In your opinion, how likely is it to be true?