To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 11 Questions

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

Utilize these questions to enhance student understanding of chapter 11. The extension questions will also correlate concepts and themes with their personal lives. This lesson can be utilized with individuals, in teams, or as a whole group.

What a Birthday Gift!

  • Jem has a birthday: how old is he? What does he buy for himself with his birthday money? What does he buy for Scout? What is Scout's goal for this gift?
  • What occurrs with Jem and the gift he purchases for Scout shortly afterwards? Where does it happen and why?
  • Explain the repercussions of Jem's actions.

Setting and Theme Questions

  • Define setting. What is the primary setting of this chapter?
  • Atticus tells Scout, 'The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.' Explain what he is referencing and the meaning of this comment.
  • What lesson does Atticus try to teach Jem? Be specific; why does Atticus make Jem stay an extra week with Mrs. Dubose? Do you think this makes a difference in what Jem thinks about her? Why or why not?

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