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Why does Scout quiz Atticus about his visit to the Radley house in To Kill a Mockingbird? How much does Atticus tell her?

Scout quizes Atticus about the Radley house in To Kill a Mockingbird because she and her brother Jem are determined to get information about the mysterious Boo Radley, Maycomb's neighborhood recluse who many assume is a lunatic. They try to eke information about Boo out of their father, but Atticus says he did not see him at the Radley house.

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Scout is a very likable character in To Kill a Mockingbird partially because of her boundless curiosity. Though she is a little girl, she is very intelligent, thoughtful, and mature for her age. Scout, through Atticus's wisdom, understands that human beings are capable of great love as well as great evil, and she never stops thinking about the complexity of mankind.

Boo Radley is Maycomb's neighborhood recluse, who many believe is a lunatic. He has cast an air of mystery over the community as well as Scout and her brother, Jem. When Mrs. Radley passes away, rumors begin to fly about Boo's alleged part in her death. Ever-polite and respectful, Atticus visits the Radley house himself to pay his respects. Scout and Jem, naturally, are desperate to know what their father found out about Boo.

Atticus, typical of his parenting style, simply explains that Mrs. Radley died from natural cases, curbing Scout and Jem's wild imaginations for a moment. Jem tries to inquire further about Boo specifically,...

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Well at this part Mrs. Radley has died and Atticus has gone to visit. When Scout asks, she is curious about Boo Radley and wants to know what he thought. He does not really talk about Boo though. Scout is curious because at that age they were very curious at how Boo looked and how he was.