TKAM take home test
1. List and identify at least 8 main characters in To Kill a Mockingbird. (K)
4. Compare and contrast 2 very different characters. ¾ - 1 page, typed, double spaced, size 12 font. (An)
7. Locate at least 3 different settings in Mockingbird. Identify briefly what happens at each location. (K)
10. Define 10 words you do not know the definition for. For each word, write the definition, include a Picture or a symbol, and write a sentence using the word correctly.
Atticus Finch: father to Scout and Jem; lawyer who defends Tom Robinson
Jeremy Atticus Finch: Jem; son of Atticus, brother to Scout Jean Louise Finch: Scout daughter of Atticus, sister of Jem
Calpurnia: The Finch's housekeeper. Acts as a more distant mother-figure to Jem and Scout
Miss Maudie Atkinson: lives across the street from the Finch family; a good friend; house burns down
Tom Robinson: black man accused of raping Mayella Ewell
Bob Ewell: mean, poor, and spiteful man. Testifies at the trial of Tom Robinson
Mayella: Bob Ewell's daughter who accuses Tom Robinson of rape
Bob Ewell and Atticus finch
Atticus and Bob Ewell bot live in the same town in southern Alabama. They both become involved in the same court case which is the trial of Tom Robinson and they both play important scenes in the courtroom, but on opposing sides. Both men suffer due to the depression meaning they both don’t have a lot of money.
They both suffer from the depression of the 1920’s but Atticus uses his money wisely, spending it on important things such as education and clothes. Bob spend his money on whiskey rather than spending it on his kids. Atticus works hard to earn his money and spends it wisely while Bob receives the same amount but he spends it on alcohol rather than his kids. Atticus is hard working and his job helps the community therefore they appreciate him very much. The Ewells don’t have a good name in the community because they are very dishonest people. This show how differently the men are seen by the community.
Both of the men are single fathers and their wives have died before the novel started. Atticus cares for his child that is why he has a house maid named Calpurnia. Bob Ewell doesn’t care about his children. He does not encourage them to go to school, and his children are described as “the filthiest human” by scout. Atticus’s children are treated with respect, and show respect in return. Bob’s children aren’t treated with respect and don’t show any either.
Both men are bias and attract public attention, but for different reasons. Bob is not liked by the community because of his drinking problems and the way he raises his kids. Atticus however is not liked by the community because he has agreed to defend a black man by the name of Tom Robinson.
The church scene is very important to Jem and Scout because they learn a lot of things about the black community. The church they attend is called the First Purchase. As Jem and Scout went in to the church they were amazed with how nice most of the people were with them. Jem and Scout learned that the blacks in the south are very poor because they ask little bits of money from the people for the funding of the church, and they don’t have the church books which has the songs people sing together. They learned that many black people can’t read, they also learned that Calpurnia talks differently with the black people and different with the white people so she could fit in better
The court scene is one of the most important scenes in the whole book because that is when Tom Robinson’s trial is held. The whole community was there because they wanted to know the outcome of the trial. It was a weird trial because a black man was accused of raping a girl and a white man was defending him. On the other side a father who is not trusted by the community is saying that Tom Robinson is guilty for raping his daughter. When the trial starts first