Illustration of a bird perched on a scale of justice

To Kill a Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

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Chapter 26 Questions and Answers

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Study Questions
1. What grade is Jem in in this chapter?

2. What grade is Scout in in this chapter?

3. How does Scout feel about the Radley Place now?

4. What newspaper does Miss Gates dislike?

5. What term does Miss Gates say means equal rights for everyone?

6. When does Scout see Atticus scowl?

7. Why is Jem trying to gain weight? How?

8. How does Scout define democracy?

9. What had Scout heard Miss Gates say on the courthouse steps?

10. Why does Atticus say that Jem would not talk about the courthouse?

1. Jem is in the seventh grade in this chapter.

2. Scout is in the third grade in this chapter.

3. Scout still thinks the Radley Place is gloomy, but she is not terrified of it.

4. Miss Gates dislikes The Grit Paper.

5. Miss Gates says democracy means equal rights for everyone.

6. Scout sees Atticus scowl when Hitler is mentioned on the radio.

7. Jem is trying to gain weight by eating bananas and milk. He needs to gain 25 pounds in two years to play football.

8. Democracy is defined as “Equal rights for all, special privileges for none.”

9. Scout had heard Miss Gates say derogatory things about black people on the courthouse steps. She said things about teaching “'em a lesson, and how they were getting way above themselves, and the next thing they will think they can marry us.'”

10. Atticus says that Jem is trying to forget, but that actually he is storing the information until he can sort things out.

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