Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird Quiz

“So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them," Sylvia Plath observed. For many years, Boo has been locked up in his home for a mistake he made in his youth. Unable to communicate like other people, Boo instead tries to make friends with Scout, Jem, and Dill by leaving little gifts for them. His small acts of kindness are the measure of his true, gentle nature. Be sure you understand Boo's past and present by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz on the character of Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  1. What had Boo allegedly done to his father?

  2. What act of kindness does Boo perform for Jem?

  3. What material does Boo use to carve the dolls he makes for the children?

  4. What is Boo rumored to eat?

  5. What does Boo do for Scout on the night of the fire?

  6. What is the first thing Boo puts in the knothole of the tree for Jem, Scout, and Dill?

  7. What is "Boo" Radley's actual name?

  8. For how many years has Boo been house-bound?

  9. What does Jem think Boo poisoned, which causes Jem to become ill?

  10. What does Boo leave for the children on their last day of school?