To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 8 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.

Your students will confirm their understanding of Chapter 8 by responding to these discussion and extension questions. These questions can be used for one-on-one conversations, team or whole class discussions.

It's Cold Out There

  • Explain how important information was communicated in Maycomb County and who spread the information.
  • How did Jem and Scout feel about the cold weather in the beginning of the chapter? By the middle of the chapter, had their feelings changed? If so, explain why and how.
  • What did Jem and Scout build? Why did Atticus suggest they make changes? Who thought their masterpiece was funny? Did Jem and Scout follow their father's suggestion? If so, provide specific details on the changes.

Cold Weather Brings About A Change

  • Extreme cold weather and snow were a rare occurrence in Maycomb County. Based on the residents' beliefs, what caused this type of weather? Be specific and list each reason.
  • Define setting. What significant event occurred that brought the whole town together and what was the setting? What caused the event to occur? What happened to the victim and how did she feel about this event?
  • How did the brown blanket get around Scout's shoulders? Are the brown blanket and items in the tree's knot-hole related? Explain.

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