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Examples of Foreshadowing in To Kill a Mockingbird

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In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, foreshadowing is used. What is the purpose of foreshadowing in a book?

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1. In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird why should you not kill a mockingbird?

2. In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, we see foreshadowing used to prepare us for the outcome of the trial. Which is an example?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many instances of foreshadowing in To Kill a Mockingbird. The quiz/worksheet questions will test you on its purpose, why it's wrong to kill a mockingbird, and how foreshadowing is used to illustrate Bob Ewell's character and Boo Radley's.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • How Harper Lee uses foreshadowing to predict the verdict of the trial
  • What form of foreshadowing Lee uses to help the reader understand Boo Radley
  • Why an author uses foreshadowing in a book

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Harper Lee's use of foreshadowing to explain how it helps the reader know Bob Ewell's unsavory character and to understand Boo Radley
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the outcome of the trial and Lee's use of foreshadowing to prepare the reader for it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why killing a mockingbird is a sin

Additional Learning

For additional study, access the lesson titled Examples Of Foreshadowing In To Kill a Mockingbird. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define and explain foreshadowing
  • Make connections between Harper Lee's use of foreshadowing in the book and events in the U.S. in the 1960s
  • Explain how Tom's trial was used to reestablish Mayella Ewell's 'good name'
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