"To Kill a Mockingbird" Viewing Questions

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"To Kill a Mockingbird" Viewing Questions
If you missed viewing any of To Kill a Mockingbird in class you may come in before or after school to see it, or you may check it out from the Spanish Fork Library and view it at home.

Part 1:

1- Where does this movie take place? What year is it?
2- Describe what Atticus does to calm Mrs. Dubois.
3- Who is supposed to get the pearl necklace when Atticus dies?
4- What did the man on the porch (Judge Taylor) ask Atticus to do?
5- What do the kids go to the courthouse to see?
6- Why do the kids spit on the gate as they sneak into Bo Radley's yard?

Part 2:

7- Atticus said Mr. Radley shot his gun at whom?
8- Why does Atticus say his father would not let him kill a Mockingbird?
9- Atticus says you can't understand a person until . . . what?
10- What did Atticus say is the main reason he is defending Tom Robinson?
11- Name at least three things Jim found in the hole in the tree.
12- Why did the Sheriff move Tom Robinson from the town jail?

Part 3:

13- What is it that made Mr. Cunningham and the rest of the crowd change their mind and leave?
14- Why do you think they claim that Tom confessed to the crime he is accused of committing?
15- How did Atticus show that Tom could not use his left hand?
16- Why does Atticus say that he has pity for Mr. Ewell's daughter?
17- What is the "assumption - the evil assumption" that Atticus calls a lie?
18- "In our country the courts are the great ________ . . . all men are created ________."

Part 4:

19- After the verdict why do you think there is complete silence in the courtroom?
20- Why do all the people in the gallery of the courtroom stand as Atticus walks out?
21- "There are some men in this world who were born to do our _____ _____ for us."
22- Why do you think Jim insists on going with Atticus to Tom Robinson's farm?
23- Why doesn't Atticus fight Bob Ewell when he spits on him?
24- Who do you think killed Bob Ewell?
25- Why doesn't the Sheriff want to prosecute Bob Ewell's killer?