Prior to the climax of the story, what is the closest Scout comes to Boo Radley?

At the knot-hole in the tree

At the parade

When the tire hits the porch

Walking to school

When she peeked in his window

During the trial

During the fire


In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, which two events best show Scout is not afraid of the townspeople? (Mark two answers.)

When the rabid dog is coming up the street

When she goes to church

By attending the trial

Scout dressing as a ham for Halloween

On the first day of school

When she talks with Dolphus Raymond


Jem explains to Scout how many different kinds of people there are. How many does Scout count?





Too many to count


While Atticus Finch talks to Mrs. Dubose, Scout thinks he must be “the bravest man who ever lived.”

Who does Atticus say he thinks is “the bravest person I ever knew?”

His deceased wife

Tom Robinson

The Sheriff


Boo Radley

Uncle Jack

Mrs. Dubose

The Judge


What is the most likely reason that Mrs. Dubose is so difficult to deal with?

She disapproves of Atticus defending Tom Robinson

She disapproves of children who aren’t polite to her

She is a drug addict

She is worried about Boo Radley

She kept a concealed pistol and was ready to use it at any time

She is senile

She disapproves of how Atticus is raising his children


“To Kill a Mockingbird” is loosely based on Harper Lee’s actual childhood experiences growing up in Monroeville, Alabama. One of the characters has foreshadowing of eventually becoming an author, like her, in real life. Who is it?


Caroline Fisher

Jem Finch

Francis Hancock

Cecil Jacobs

Jack Finch

Maudie Atkinson

Dill Harris

Walter Cunningham


“First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. 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.”

Who does Scout learn to “climb into their skin,” and gain more empathy for, following Atticus’ advice?


Boo Radley

Tom Robinson

Dolphus Raymond

All of these

Aunt Alexandra

Miss Maudie

The members of First Purchase Church

Atticus Finch

Jem Finch


Which character best exemplifies this excerpt from “To Kill a Mockingbird?”
“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

Dolphus Raymond

Boo Radley

Tom Robinson

Atticus Finch

Heck Tate


What aspect of a novel refers to the use of chapters, perspectives, or non-linear storytelling?

Narrative Structure

Outline of Key Events

Style and Language

Symbolism and Imagery


Which element of interpreting novels involves examining the time period, geographical location, and social or cultural context of the story?

Symbolism and Imagery

Style and Language

Setting and Milieu

Thematic Interpretation