To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 8 Summary


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According to Mr. Avery in chapter 8 of To Kill a Mockingbird, why do the seasons change?

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1. In chapter 8 of To Kill a Mockingbird, why does Atticus insist that Scout and Jem disguise their snowman?

2. In chapter 8 of To Kill a Mockingbird, why do Scout and Jem stay home from school the day after the fire?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chapter 8 of To Kill a Mockingbird advances the plot with a snow day and a fire. Take this quiz to make sure you fully understand the most important events of this chapter and what Scout and Jem learn about their neighbors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These practice questions will test you on the following:

  • Mr. Avery's explanation of why the seasons change
  • Why Atticus insists his children disguise their snowman
  • The reason Scout and Jem stay at home the day after the fire
  • How Miss Maudie feels about her burned house
  • The way Boo Radley helps during the fire

Skills Practiced

Some skills you will get practice with are:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about To Kill a Mockingbird to answer questions about its eighth chapter
  • Reading comprehension - draw most important information from the related lesson on Chapter 8 in To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Making connections - assess why the kids are surprised by what they learn about Boo Radley and Miss Maudie in this chapter

Additional Learning

To get more information about this particular chapter, read the related lesson, To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 8 Summary. Objectives covered by this lesson include:

  • Summarize the events of the book preceding this chapter
  • Learn how the Scout and Jem occupy themselves on their snow day
  • Understand the character traits of Mr. Avery, Boo Radley and Miss Maudie