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To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 14 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.

Enhance your students' understanding with discussion questions from Chapter 14. Explore their ability to correlate concepts from this chapter to real-world experiences with the extension questions.

Scout, Jem and Dill

  • Explain Scout and Jem's relationship. Has it changed since the beginning of the summer? Why or why not?
  • What did Aunt Alexandra think about Scout visiting Calpurnia in the summer? Discuss how Aunt Alexandra felt about Calpurnia's services and contribution to the Finches' household. What did Atticus have to say about Aunt Alexandra's comments?
  • What did Jem find underneath Scout's bed? Explain in detail the circumstances of how it got underneath the bed and why.
  • How did Dill get to Maycomb County? Discuss in detail. Did he ask for permission to leave? Why or why not? Who is Miss Rachael and how is she connected to Dill?
  • Dill's explanation of his family life, escape, and babies all have a common theme. Explain.
  • What do you think Atticus, Aunt Alexandra, and Calpurnia would each say about Dill being in Scout's bed?

Race Relations at the Finches'

  • Define racism. Do you think Aunt Alexandra is a racist based on her comments and interaction with Calpurnia? Use at least three adjectives to describe how Aunt Alexandra feels about Calpurnia. Now use three adjectives to explain how Atticus views Calpurnia's contribution. Compare and contrast both points of view.
  • In this chapter, Atticus makes a comment about Calpurnia's race. Note the word he used and discuss if you believe the term is racist in the context of the book. Why or why not?

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