To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird Quiz

There are many important quotes throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird that express the personality and thoughts of individual characters. 

  • Question 1

    "People in their right minds never take pride in their talents."

  • Question 2

    "I had felt her tyrannical presence as long as I could remember."

  • Question 3

    "Get more like Cousin Joshua every day, don't I? Do you think I'll end up costing the family five hundred dollars?"

  • Question 4

    "Atticus is a gentleman, just like me!"

  • Question 5

    "You're too scared to put your big toe in the front yard." 

  • Question 6

    "I destroyed his last shred of credibility at that trial, if he had any to begin with."

  • Question 7

    “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

  • Question 8

    "I am not. 't's morbid, watching a poor devil on trial for his life. Look at all those folks, it's like a Roman carnival."

  • Question 9

    "Sometimes it's better to bend the law a little in special cases."

  • Question 10

    "That boy's yo' comp'ny and if he wants to eat up the table cloth you let him, you hear?"

  • Question 11

    "Now tell your father not to teach you any more."

  • Question 12

    "It ain't right. He didn't kill anybody even if he was guilty. He didn't take anybody's life." 

  • Question 13

    "I can't say I approve of everything he does, Maudie, but he's my brother, and I just want to know when this will ever end." 

  • Question 14

    “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.”

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