What are six causes and effects from Chapters 1-12 in To Kill a Mockingbird?Example: Cause - Jem And Scout Meet Dill. Effect - Jem Tells Dill About Boo Radley

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1. Cause: Scout decides to help out her friend, Walter Cunningham Jr., by attempting to explain why he will not accept Miss Caroline's quarter during lunch. Effect: Scout accidentally offends and upsets Miss Caroline, who ends up making her stand in the corner.

2. Cause: Jem invites Walter Cunningham Jr. over for dinner. Effect: Scout ends up making rude comments about Walter's eating habits and is chastised in the kitchen by Calpurnia.

3. Cause: Scout contradicts Jem about his belief in hot steams. Effect: Jem gets upset and pushes Scout in the tire as hard as he can. Scout ends up slamming into the Radleys' porch.

4. Cause: Dill and Jem wish to get a look at Boo Radley through his window and decide to go on a nighttime raid into the Radley yard. Effect: The children get the attention of Nathan Radley, who fires his shotgun in the air as they escape from his yard.

5. Cause: Atticus requires Jem and Scout to stand outside at a safe distance from Maudie's burning home. Effect: Boo Radley notices that Scout is cold and places a blanket over her shoulders to warm her.

6. Cause: Atticus has to travel to Montgomery to fulfill his legislative duties.
Effect: Calpurnia decides to take Jem and Scout to her church, First Purchase African M.E. Church, for Sunday service.

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  1. CAUSE: Dill bets Jem that he is too afraid to enter the Radley yard.
    EFFECT: Jem accepts the dare and runs up and slaps the side of the Radley house.
  2. CAUSE: The children discover items in the knothole of the Radley oak. 
    EFFECT: They try to determine who is putting them there.
  3. CAUSE: Boo's parents both die. 
    EFFECT: Their son, Nathan, moves from Pensacola to take care of Boo.
  4. CAUSE: A mad dog stalks the street on which Atticus lives.  EFFECT: Atticus is called upon to kill the dog since he was once the best marksman in Maycomb County.
  5. CAUSE: Jem becomes angry and chops down all of Mrs. Dubose's camellias. 
    EFFECT: Atticus requires Jem to read to her for a month as punishment.
  6. CAUSE: Atticus is away from Maycomb on business one Sunday. 
    EFFECT: Calpurnia decides she can't trust Jem and Scout to be sent to their own church alone, so she takes them to her own church in the Quarters.
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