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Title: To Kill a Mockingbird


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To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Harper Lee

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1. The narrator of the story is
  1. Dill
  2. Scout
  3. Jem
  4. Boo

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2. The first chapter focuses on telling stories.
This primarily serves to
  1. Mimic the random thoughts in Scout's mind
  2. Tie each of the individual characters to their
    family and history
  3. Lengthen the novel
  4. Make the story appealing to a younger audience

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3. Scout and Jem are how old when the novel
begins? (respectively)
  1. 5 and 8
  2. 6 and 10
  3. 8 and 12
  4. 9 and 13

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4. What is the reason for the author's choice of
a young narrator?
  1. To remove moral bias from the story
  2. To allow the story to be presented by someone who
    cannot take an active role
  3. To allow the narrator to mature as the story
    progresses
  4. All of the above

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5. Superstition causes the children to be afraid
of which family's house?
  1. Finch
  2. Robinson
  3. Radley
  4. Harris

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6. Scout is unusual for a first grader because
  1. She is taller than all the other children
  2. She can read and write
  3. She speaks a foreign language
  4. She can outrun all the boys

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7. The school setting in the second chapter
allows Lee to
  1. Show the general disrespect that children have
    for authority
  2. Blame the education system for the incidents
    which follow in the novel
  3. Introduce the reader to the various families, as
    well as their peculiarities, in Maycomb county
  4. Denounce the segregation of blacks and whites

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8. How much time do the Ewell children spend in
school?
  1. Through the sixth grade
  2. None
  3. Through college
  4. The first day of every school year

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9. The Ewell family is
  • Highly respected in town
  • Supportive of equal rights for all races
  • One of the poorest, least educated families in
    Maycomb
  • A family of both black and white people

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10. Walter Cunningham surprises Scout in which of
the following ways?
  1. He pours molasses onto his food
  2. He failed to pass first grade due to his having
    to leave to work on the farm
  3. He discusses farming in a very mature way with
    Atticus
  4. All of the above

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11. What items to Scout and Jem take from the
knot-hole in one of the oak trees in the Radley's
front yard?
  1. Both Gum and Pennies
  2. Pennies
  3. Gum
  4. None of the above

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12. What activity do Dill, Scout and Jem
frequently like to play with respect to the
Radley family?
  1. They all run into the Radley yard and touch the
    house before fleeing
  2. They all role tires into the yard
  3. They all pretend to be various members of the
    Radley family and act out the stabbing scene
  4. None of the above

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13. When Jem and Dill start to exclude Scout from
their activities, with whom does she spend more
time?
  1. Atticus
  2. Maudie Atkinson
  3. Boo Radley
  4. Calpurnia

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14. What do Jem, Dill and Scout do that causes
Mr. Radley to shoot at them?
  1. They sneak into the Radley yard and try to peak
    into a window
  2. He catches them once again play-acting Boo Radley
    stabbing his father
  3. Jem accidentally hits the Radley house while
    practicing with his new gun
  4. He catches them stealing money that has been
    hidden in a tree in his yard

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15. Mr. Radley's plugging up the knot-hole best
symbolizes which of the following?
  1. The futile attempt to prolong life by patching up
    deadly wounds
  2. The sealing off of generosity
  3. The loss of childhood pleasures and the
    transition to adulthood responsibilities
  4. The withdrawal of Boo Radley from society forever

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16. Which two characters are the "outcasts" of
the novel, maligned by Maycomb society?
  1. Jem and Scout
  2. Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra
  3. Boo Radley and Maudie Atkinson
  4. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson

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17. After Atticus Finch agrees to defend Tom
Robinson, what does Scout hear at school?
  1. Atticus is "an immigrant"
  2. Atticus is "a nigger lover"
  3. Atticus is "a coward"
  4. Atticus is "a racist"

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18. For Christmas, Jem and Scout receive what
presents while staying with their Uncle Jack?
  1. Pennies
  2. Puppies
  3. Air rifles
  4. Gum

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19. Aunt Alexandra's grandson Francis calls
Atticus a "nigger-lover" how does Scout react?
  1. She punches him in the mouth
  2. She screams at him and waits until the adults
    arrive
  3. She runs away
  4. She stays silent, exactly as Atticus had ordered
    her to

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20. Why does Atticus know that he will lose his
case with Tom Robinson?
  1. Because the Ewells are well respected in the town
  2. Because Tom actually committed the rape, and
    everyone in the town knows it
  3. Because the judge is biased
  4. Because it is the word of a black man against a
    white man, and the jury will listen to the white
    man

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21. What is the best reason why Atticus accepts a
case that he knows he will lose?
  1. Because he needs the money
  2. To maintain his conscience and his integrity
  3. Because he is acquainted with the Robinson family
  4. To raise a furor within the town of Maycomb

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22. Which of the following are parallels in the
novel?
  1. Atticus and Scout fighting communal tradition to
    maintain their individual identities
  2. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley being ostracized by
    society
  3. Both of the above
  4. None of the above

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23. When Jem and Scout get their air guns, what
does Atticus tell them it is a sin to shoot?
  1. Tin cans
  2. Dogs
  3. A mockingbird
  4. Bluebirds

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24. Atticus' role in shooting the rabid dog best
foreshadows what future role that he will assume?
  1. His status as a single father to Scout and Jem
  2. His role in putting down the mob that wants to
    lynch Tom Robinson
  3. His role as being a defender of the truth for the
    entire community
  4. None of the above

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25. Which character is most like a mockingbird in
the metaphorical sense?
  1. Tom Robinson
  2. Atticus Finch
  3. Boo Radley
  4. Scout Finch

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