To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 8 Quiz

"If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail," Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, observed. Many unexpected events occur in this chapter, from one extreme to the other: a rare spectacle comes to Maycomb and a stunning loss occurs, too. Older folks have learned to "expect the unexpected" and are less shocked than the children, who have a harder time making sense of their world. Be sure you are following what is happening in Chapter 8 of To Kill a Mockingbird by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz below. 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 happens in Maycomb the day after Mrs. Radley's death?

  2. Who does the snowman resemble?

  3. What does Scout discover in the morning?

  4. Why does Atticus wake the children in the middle of the night?

  5. Who does Atticus say helped Scout?