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To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 7 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.

If your students are reading 'To Kill A Mockingbird,' the following lesson will ensure they have read and are ready to discuss Chapter 7. You may use these questions one-on-one, with student teams, or as a whole group discussion.

It's All About School

  • School has just started, do you think Scout and Jem's relationship has changed? Why or why not? Be specific in your answer.
  • In what grade did Jem feel as if he learned something substantial from the Maycomb County school system? What was the topic about?
  • Explain what the siblings think about their education at school. Use quotes from the chapter in your response. Do you think they're getting a good education? Why or why not?

The Radley House and the Knothole

  • When Jem returned to the Radley house to retrieve his pants, what did he find strange? Who did he tell? Why did he wait more than a week to tell this person? Do you think he should have said something earlier? Why or why not?
  • Jem and Scout found two miniature items in the tree's knothole. Explain what they found, what they represent and list the material used to craft the items. Be detailed in your description. How did they feel after they found the items? Use at least three adjectives in your explanation.
  • Name all the additional items found in the tree's knothole thus far. Include the broken item as well, and discuss who tried to fix the item. Who do you believe is leaving these items for the siblings? Why?
  • What did Jem and Scout decide to do after finding the items in the knothole?
  • Explain how Mr. Radley deeply saddened Jem and Scout. Why do you believe Mr. Radley disappointed the siblings by this action?

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