To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 12 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.

Chapter 12 unveils the answers to many questions, assumptions and wonderings. Students will be able to confirm their understanding by responding to each discussion and vocabulary question.

First Purchase

  • What was First Purchase? Discuss what takes place at First Purchase on Sunday and during the week. Are the two events polar opposites or related to one another? Be specific in your explanation.
  • Who is Lulu and how did she react when Scout and Jem visited Calpurnia's church?
  • Define the terms covert and overt racism. Explain the type of racism that existed within the exchange between Calpurnia and Lula.
  • Describe the tone of the congregation after Lula left the church. Did the congregation embrace Jem and Scout? If so, how?
  • What did Scout think about Calpurnia's church? Describe this in detail. Compare and contrast the explanation of Scout's church with Calpurnia's church.
  • Where were supporters of Tom Robinson able to freely discuss his legal troubles? Why was he in jail? How did his imprisonment affect his wife and family? Be specific in your explanation.
  • Explain the following quote: 'Calpurnia led a modest double life.' How does the quote resonate with the theme and tone in the previous chapters as it relates to Negros?

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