Jem in To Kill a Mockingbird Quiz

Jem Finch is Scout's older brother, who begins playing childhood games with his sister and ends up older and wiser by the end of the novel. What has changed in Jem and what spurred his maturity? Be sure you understand the character of Jem by taking the eNotes quiz on his character in To Kill a Mockingbird. Ten questions will let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of Jem's character and his purpose in the novel.

  1. Jem is ________ years older than Scout.

  2. Why is Jem asked to take Scout out of the courtroom?

  3. What is the secret about himself that Jem tells Scout?

  4. What does Atticus confront Jem about?

  5. What does Jem lose in the "raid" on Boo's house?

  6. Where does Jem watch the trial?

  7. How does Jem get back at Mrs. Dubose for insulting Atticus?

  8. What does Jem do when he hears the verdict?

  9. Where does Jem find Dill hiding?

  10. What is "Jem" short for?