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To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 4 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 questions to confirm student understanding about the central characters and the Radley's house. You may use these discussion questions one-on-one, with teams, or in a whole group discussion.

Scout, Calpurnia and Dill

  • Who is Scout? Who calls her Scout? Why does this person have two names?
  • What did Scout think about the Maycomb County school system? Did she feel as if she had learned anything substantial? Use specific quotes to support your answer.
  • When Dill returned from the summer, how had he changed? Whom had he met before his return to Maycomb County? What did he say about the person he met? Provide specific details.
  • Describe Calpurnia and Scout's relationship. How and why did it change? Is there something Calpurnia should do differently? If so, explain. If not, discuss the changes Scout should make.

The Radley's House

  • What did Scout find on her way back from school? Where did she find it? What did she think about where and what she found? Later, what did her and Jem find together? Where did they find these items and what did they decide to do with them?
  • What is 'The Radley's' game? Be specific. Name the participants in the game. Define setting. Name the setting where the game occurred. Give two reasons why Scout wanted to stop playing the game.
  • Who ended up in the Radley's yard? How did they get there? Explain. What was their feeling throughout the chapter about being in the Radley's yard? Before they left the yard, what did they hear? Who do you believe made this sound? Why?
  • Define theme and state the overall theme of Chapter 4.

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