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by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird Quiz 1

1. The narrator of the story is _____.

  • Dill
  • Scout
  • Jem
  • Boo

2. The first chapter focuses on telling stories. This primarily serves to:

  • Mimic the random thoughts in Scout's mind
  • Tie each of the individual characters to their family and history
  • Lengthen the novel
  • Make the story appealing to a younger audience

3. Scout and Jem are how old when the novel begins? (respectively)

  • 5 and 8
  • 6 and 10
  • 8 and 12
  • 9 and 13

4. What is the reason for the author's choice of a young narrator?

  • To allow the story to be presented by someone who cannot take an active role
  • To remove moral bias from the story
  • To allow the narrator to mature as the story progresses
  • All of the above

5. Superstition causes the children to be afraid of which family's house?

  • Radley
  • Harris
  • Finch
  • Robinson

6. Scout is unusual for a first grader because:

  • She is taller than all the other children
  • She can read and write
  • She speaks a foreign language
  • She can outrun all the boys

7. The school setting in the second chapter allows Lee to:

  • Blame the education system for the incidents which follow in the novel
  • Introduce the reader to the various families, as well as their peculiarities, in Maycomb county
  • Show the general disrespect that children have for authority
  • Denounce the segregation of blacks and whites

8. How much time do the Ewell children spend in school?

  • The first day of every school year
  • Through the sixth grade
  • None
  • Through college

9. The Ewell family is

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

10. Walter Cunningham surprises Scout in which of the following ways?

  • He discusses farming in a very mature way with Atticus
  • He pours molasses onto his food
  • He failed to pass first grade due to his having to leave to work on the farm
  • All of the above

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