To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 13 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.

In Chapter 13 students will learn about the narrator's family history by providing thorough answers to the discussion questions and the extension questions will challenge their critical thinking skills. These questions can be used with individuals, teams, or the whole group.

Miss Alexandra

  • Who is Miss Alexandra? Why did she begin living with Atticus, Scout, and Jem? Describe her relationship with her niece and nephew. What does she think about the way Atticus has raised his children? Be specific, use quotes from the chapter to support your answer.
  • What did Miss Alexandra spend most of her time doing during the day? Was she fulfilling her purpose for moving in with Scout and Jem? Why or why not? Be thorough in your explanation. How does Scout and Jem feel about Miss Alexandra?
  • Miss Alexandra was a member of what society? Did she hold an elected position? If so, discuss.
  • What did Miss Alexandra ask Atticus to discuss with his kids? Why do you believe she asked this of him? Did Atticus comply? Explain.

Setting and Theme Questions

  • Define setting. What was the main setting of this chapter?
  • Explain the following quote, run-of-the-mill people. Who said it and in what context?
  • What is gentle breeding as it relates to Finch's Landing? Who discussed gentle breeding with them? How do you believe Scout and Jem felt after hearing about gentle breeding in their family? Be specific.
  • Discuss Scout's account of the history of Maycomb County. Be specific in your explanation.

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