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Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
Which of the following best describes the meaning of the following quotation?
"Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird"(Lee 90).
  1. It may be foreshadowing later events in the novel.
  2. It is an analogy that killing an innocent person which is wrong being equal to killing a mockingbird, which is pure, being a sin.
  3. It is a potential overall theme for the novel.
  4. All of the above.
Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
Which of the following is a potential theme so far in the novel?
  1. Life is short so make the most of it.
  2. Courage is standing up for what you believe is right, even when it is unpopular.
  3. Beauty is not only skin deep, it can come from the heart.
  4. Love can conquer all.
Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
Which of the following best describes the meaning of the following quotation?
Atticus states, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it"(Lee 30).
  1. Atticus doesn't like his old looking skin so he likes to try on others.
  2. Atticus understands that people are more than what they come across to be.
  3. This is one example of a quote from a book he shares with his children about morals.
  4. Scout and Jem climb into each others' skin just to irritate the other.
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What was Scout's first "crime" at school?
  1. Could already read
  2. Sat next to a Ewell
  3. Was late
  4. Hit Walter
Grade 8 To Kill a Mockingbird
What did Helen Robinson do when she found out Tom died?
  1. She sang a song
  2. Fell to the ground
  3. Slapped Atticus across the face
  4. Cried
Grade 8 To Kill a Mockingbird
Why does Jem tell Scout not to kill the roly poly bug?
  1. The bug did not do anything to her
  2. He does not want to clean up the mess
  3. He wants to kill the bug himself
  4. It is his pet bug
Grade 8 To Kill a Mockingbird
How did Tom Robinson die?
  1. He was shot and killed after an attempted escape
  2. He had a fever of 104 degrees
  3. His heart stopped beating
  4. He was attacked by a tiger
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What was Tom's side of the story?
  1. Absolutely nothing happened. He chopped wood and then went home.
  2. She lured him into the house and kissed him. He left immediately.
  3. She paid him to kiss her.
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What word best describes Mrs. Gates?
  1. Hypocrite
  2. Evil
  3. Stupid
  4. Ignorant
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What was the jury's verdict?
  1. Guilty
  2. Not Guilty
  3. Hung jury
  4. Mistrial
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What did Scout and Jem find in the Radleys' tree?
  1. Gum and pennies
  2. Books
  3. A dead bird
  4. A snake skin
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
How did Jem lose his pants?
  1. Boo Radley stole them
  2. He took them off to free himself from the fence
  3. Scout played a trick on him
  4. Miss Maudie took them to mend them without telling him
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What was Mayella's account of the incident with Tom Robinson?
  1. When she went in the house to get him a nickel for chopping wood, he attacked her.
  2. When he was done chopping wood, he threatened her with an axe.
  3. He made all the kids go away and then attacked her.
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What happened to Tom Robinson?
  1. A mob broke into the jail and killed him.
  2. Other prisoners killed him.
  3. Tom was shot when he tried escape from prison.
  4. He was sent to a work camp and never heard from again.
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What else did Jem and Scout find in the Radleys' tree?
  1. Apples
  2. Jem's pants
  3. Twine, two figures, and a watch
  4. Nothing
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What were Atticus's closing remarks to the jury?
  1. There was no medical evidence to suggest Mayella had been raped.
  2. The only evidence was the questionable testimony of two witnesses.
  3. Mayella was lonely and a victim of poverty and ignorance.
  4. All of the above
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What did Scout do to Walter Cunningham?
  1. Threw a book at him
  2. Hid his books
  3. Rubbed his nose in dirt
  4. Ignored him
Grade 10 To Kill a Mockingbird
What is the setting for this story?
  1. Maycomb County
  2. Wake County
  3. Sullivan County
  4. Hanover County
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
What was one of Miss Caroline's mistakes on the first day of school?
  1. Arrived late
  2. Argued with Jem
  3. Offered Walter money
  4. Yelled at Scout
Grade 9 To Kill a Mockingbird
Who is Miss Maudie?
  1. A good neighbor who likes children
  2. Jem's teacher who lives next door
  3. Cal's sister
  4. Atticus's sister
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