To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 15 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.

Use these discussion questions to confirm your students' comprehension of chapter 15 in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. Additionally, challenge their ability to correlate the chapter's concepts and themes with real life experiences by using the extension questions.

Atticus, Atticus, Atticus!

  • Explain the changes in Atticus's personality. Why has his attitude changed? Has it changed for better or worse? Be specific and reference quotes to support your answer.
  • Where did Jem and Scout find Atticus on their journey to look for him? Who accompanied Jem and Scout? Why was Atticus there?
  • In reference to the question above, how did Atticus react when he saw Jem and Scout? What did he tell them to do? Did they obey him on command? Explain their actions and behavior.

Setting and Theme Questions

  • Define setting. Atticus was visited twice by a group of men. Name the two main settings where the group of men visited Atticus.
  • In reference to the question above, what was the purpose of each visit? Explain in detail.
  • Define epithet. Discuss how racial epithets have evolved from the beginning of the book until now. Do you believe racial tension has climaxed? Why or why not?

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