Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Discussion Questions for Spring Break

Heelllllooooooo... Is there anybody out there?

I'll post some more questions for you guys.  Hope to see some thoughts on them while I am gone!

CHAPTER 10:  In this chapter Atticus tells his children that “it's a sin to kill a mockingbird”. What reason does he give for saying this?

CHAPTER 11-17 (Spring Break Goal)

2.  What does Mrs. Dubose say about the children's mother? How does Jem feel about this?

3.  Atticus says that Mrs. Dubose is a model of real courage rather than “a man with a gun in his hand”. What does he mean? Do you think he is right?

4.  Explain why Calpurnia speaks differently in the Finch household, and among her neighbors at church.

5.  Alexandra thinks Scout is “dull” (not clever). Why does she think this, and is she right? Are all adults good at knowing how clever young people are?

6.  Why is Scout pleased when Jem fights her back in Chapter 14? Why is she less pleased when he tells Atticus about Dill?

7.  What do we learn from Dill's account of his running away?

8.  What persuades the lynching-party to give up their attempt on Tom's life?

9.  What “subtle change” does Scout notice in her father in Chapter 16?

10.  How does Reverend Sykes help the children see and hear the trial? Is he right to do?

11.  What do we learn-- directily and indirectly-- about the home life of the Ewell family in Chapter 17?

12.  Why does Atticus ask Bob Ewell to write out his name? What does the jury see when he does this?

Let's hear some thoughts on this book, people!
Mrs. P


Divya Bhat said...

5.) Alexandra thinks that Scout is dull because when Aunty asks her questions on what she's doing or things like that, Scout usual answer is "nothing" or "nome. She most probably thinks that unlike everyone else, Scout is not creative and smart. I don't think that this is true because even though Scout doesn't say much, a lot of things run through her brain. All adults aren't really good judges of whether a child is smart or not because kids don't usually expose themselves fully in front of adults, and adults most times assume that a child is dull.

Mrs. P said...

Interesting! Do you feel like adults don't "get" you, Divya? I know I felt that way when I was around your age!

Divya Bhat said...

Yus! All the time! I feel like my parents know a lot less about me then there really is and most times it makes things frustrating when your parents or other adults just assume that's how you are.
Sometime adults choose not to actually understand and "get" you, and sometimes it might be the lack of communication that gets in the way.