To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 16 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.

Confirm that your students understand Chapter 16 of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' by using this set of questions. These questions ask them to think critically about setting and theme and offer extension questions that require life application.

The Finches and Dill

  • Dill was excited about last night's events. Explain what happened and how he, Jem, and Scout were involved. Who do you believe intervened the most: Dill, Jem or Scout? Explain. What did this person do? Did this person's actions correlate with their overall personality throughout the book? Why or why not?
  • During breakfast, Atticus mentions that Mr. Underwood despises black people, but Mr. Underwood also protected Atticus and Tom during last night's events. Were Mr. Underwood's actions out of character, given his racist beliefs? Why or why not?
  • How does Atticus feel about the group of men involved in last night's events? Use quotes to support your answer.
  • Describe Aunt Alexandra's attitude toward Calpurnia. Use specific quotes in your response. Do you think Aunt Alexandra likes Calpurnia? Explain.
  • In reference to the above question, what does Atticus tell Aunt Alexandra about Calpurnia? Is this the first time he's expressed his opinion to her about Calpurnia? Explain.

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