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To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

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List 10 questions for chapters 6-10 in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Level 2 = Inferences. Based on the selection, but “between the lines.”

Level 3 = Discussion topics suggested by the literary passage.


  • Chapters 6-10

Ten Level 2 Questions:

  1. What does Scout mean when she tells Dill "Nobody in Macomb just goes for a walk?" after Dill suggests they walk after supper?
  2. Why does Dill lie to Atticus after they race away from the Radley house and Atticus asks what they have been doing?
  3. How has the boys' plan of seeing Boo affected them?
  4. What has bothered Jem for a week after the evening Jem lost his pants?
  5. Does Nathan Radley till the tree's knothole with cement because the tree is sick? Why or why not?
  6. What lessons do the children learn from the fire that burns Miss Maudie's house?
  7. What does Atticus mean when he tells Scout he will probably lose the Robinson case because "....we were licked a hundred years before we started."
  8. What is odd about Uncle Jack?
  9. What in the eyes of Aunt Alexandra does Scout lack?
  10. Why does Jem exclaim, "Atticus is a gentleman, just like me"?

One Level 3 Question

  1. In To Kill a Mockingbird, how do people seem to be defined in these chapters? Select at least 5 characters.

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