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TKAM Chapter 4 Through 11 Questions Chapter 4 1. Briefly describe the symbolism of Scout’s nickname and how it is appropriate. The symbolism in scout’s nicknames is that it is referred as an explorer, someone who likes to get out and enjoy nature. That’s is why explorer is appropriate for scout because It fits the characteristics of him. 2. What does Jem’s response to Scout’s chewing the gum tell the reader about his feelings for her? It shows that Jem cares about his little sister scout and doesn’t want her to get hurt. 3. What is Lee’s intent by having Scout say: “…As for me, I knew nothing except what I gathered from Time magazine and reading everything I could lay hands on at home, but as I inched sluggishly…show more content…
6. What did Atticus mean when he told Scout to delete the adjective and she would have the facts? Why does Lee include this conversation in the book? 7. What does Lee accomplish by having Jem ask Nathan Radley about the cement in the knot hole? 8. What does Jem’s reticence to cry in front of Scout foreshadow? Chapter 8 1. What is ironic about Mr. Avery’s allusion to the Rosetta Stone? How does Scout show that she does not know Mr. Avery’s purpose for using this allusion? 2. After seeing the snowman that the children built, Atticus praises Jem in an unusual way by saying that he’s”…perpetrated a near libel…” What does Atticus mean? 3. What could Lee be foreshadowing with the unusual weather? 4. Explain the irony of Calpurnia’s telling Atticus that she will be warmer in her own house than in their house on the night of the snowstorm. What could Lee mean by having Calpurnia say this? 5. Why does Atticus start to get angry at the children after the fire? 6. What can the reader infer from Jem’s reaction to Atticus’ request for him to get the wrapping paper out of the pantry? 7. What does the blanket symbolize? 8. How does Lee use Miss Maudie’s conversation with Jem and Scout the morning after the fire to illustrate the theme of racism? Chapter 9 1. How does Lee use Scout’s innocence as a vehicle to explain Atticus’ attitude toward African-Americans? 2. How does Lee use humor when Atticus

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