• 5/22

    Posted by RACHEL PAGANO on 5/22/2020

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    Chapter 21 Quiz:

    1)  Which character is still absolutely certain that Tom Robinson will be found not-guilty?  Which character is less certain, and why?

    2)  What day last February does the tense quiet before the verdict is read bring Scout back to?  Read carefully.  The paragraph you should be looking at ends with the words "Take him, Mr. Finch."

    3)  Being a lawyers child, how does Scout pick up on the fact, before the verdict is even read, that Tom has been found guilty?

    4)   What very beautiful thing does the black community do for Atticus at the end of this chapter?  Why?

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  • 5/20

    Posted by RACHEL PAGANO on 5/20/2020

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    Tom Takes the Stand:

    Watch the video below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhetrQJg4lE

    1)  Go back to chapter 18, and look at Atticus's cross-examination of Mayella.  Was it respectful or disrespectful?  Bring at least one piece of text evidence to prove your point.

    2)  You have watched the video and read chapter 19.  Was Mr. Gilmer's cross-examination of Tom Robinson respectful or disrespectful?  Use the chapter or this video for evidence to prove your point.

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  • 5/18

    Posted by RACHEL PAGANO on 5/18/2020

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    Chapter 19, Continued:

    1)  What similarity does Scout recognize between her father and Tom Robinson?

    2)  According to Tom, why did he run away from the Ewell house if he was innocent?

    3)  Who interrupts the court proceedings?  In your own words, what does this person say?

    4)  When Tom says that he helped Mayella wtih her chores because he "felt sorry for her," his guilty verdict is effectively sealed.  Tom knows that uttering these words was fatal, but once he's said them, it's impossible to take them back.  Even though he meant nothing disrespectful, why was saying "I felt sorry for her" such a mistake?

    5)  Who begins to cry during Mr. Gilmer's cross examination of Tom and can't stop?   Why does this character cry?

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  • 5/13

    Posted by RACHEL PAGANO on 5/13/2020

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    Chapter 19 Quiz:  You will need your book open to chapter 19 to be successful on this assignment:

    1)  What does Tom fail miserably at before taking the stand?  Why?

    2)  Would you say that Tom Robinson is a person who follows the Golden Rule?  Explain, using at least one piece of text evidence from chapter 19.

    3)  According to Tom, why was he in the Ewell yard multiple times?

    4)  Where were all of the Ewell children on the evening of November 21st?  Why?  Answer *BOTH* parts of this question.

    5)  What lie does Mayella tell to get Tom into her house on the evening of November 21st?

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  • 5/11

    Posted by RACHEL PAGANO on 5/11/2020

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    Mayella Takes the Stand (Text-to-Film Comparison):

    Open your book to chapter 18.  Re-read from "We've had a good visit, Miss Mayella, and now I guess we'd better get to the case" (p. 246) to "It most certainly is" (p. 249).  

    Watch the scene below, and then e-mail me your answers to the 3 questions:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6qQ7l8pRGo

    1)  What is your reaction to this scene?  What did you think of it?  Why?

    2)  Who is cross-examining Mayella in this scene?

    3)  Name one way in which the movie scene is different from the book scene.  And name one way in which the movie scene stays faithful ot the book scene.  

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  • 5/8

    Posted by RACHEL PAGANO on 5/8/2020

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    Chapter 18 Quiz:

    1)  What does Mayella claim she gave Tom Robinson a nickel to do?

    2)  Why does Mayella think Atticus is mocking her?

    3)  What do most people assume Bob Ewell does with his relief check (a.k.a., welfare check)?

    4)  Does Mayella have friends?  Why do you think this detail is important?

    5)  What do we discover about Tom Robinson when Atticus asks him to stand, so Mayella can identify him?

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  • 5/6

    Posted by RACHEL PAGANO on 5/6/2020

    Bob Ewell quiz:

    You will need your book open to chapter 17 to be successful on this assignment:

    1)  What does Judge Taylor give Bob Ewell a warning about after he (Bob) answers the question "Are you the father of Mayella Ewell?"  Answer must be in your own words.

    2)  Related to question #1, explain the narrator's observation that "All the little man on the witness stand had that made him better than his nearest neighbors was, that if scrubbed with lye soap in very hot water, his skin was white."  Who is being spoken of here?  And what does this statement mean to you?

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  • 5/4

    Posted by RACHEL PAGANO on 5/4/2020

    First, open your book to page 200, chapter 15.  Begin with the words "The Maycomb jail was the most venerable and hideous of the county's buildings," and read through the end of the chapter.

    Watch the scene at the link below.  

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaVuVu5KXuE

    By Thursday (5/7) at 3:30 p.m., e-mail me one way in which the film scene differs from the scene in the novel and one way in which the film scene stays faithful to the scene in the novel.  You will recieve extra credit for offering more than one similarity and once difference.

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  • 4/29

    Posted by RACHEL PAGANO on 4/29/2020

    Chapter 17 Quiz, Continued:  

    1)  If a person is right-handed, which side will his or her punch most likely land on the other person's face -- left or right?  If a person is left-handed, which side will his or her punch mostly likely land on the other person's face -- left or right?

    2)  Atticus gets Bob Ewell to declare under oath that he agrees with every part of Heck Tate's testimony.  So, which side of Mayella's face does Bob agree had been blackened -- the left or the right?  

    3)  You've answered this question before, but answer it again:   Which hand does Bob Ewell use when Atticus has him sign his name in front of everyone in the courtroom?

    4)  At what point does the Reverend Sykes suggest to Jem that he should take Scout home?  How is this an example of the Golden Rule?

    5)  According to rumor, who is responsible for the one thing of beauty in the Ewell yard -- the red geraniums?  In your opinion, what do the red geraniums show or symbolize about this character?

     

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  • 4/27

    Posted by RACHEL PAGANO on 4/27/2020

    You will need your book *OPEN* to chapter 17 as you do this work.  I'm not interested in nonsense answers or in answers copied from the internet.

    1)  According to Heck Tate, which of Mayella's eyes was bruised?  What else was bruised, according to Tate's testimony?

    2)  Describe the Ewells' house.  How do you visualize it?  Give me at least 3 details that are grounded in text evidence.

    3)  Use at last 3 details to describe the "Negro" neghborhood.  What is ironic here in terms of how black people are talked about and viewed by the white people in Maycomb?

    4)  What is the one thing of beauty in the Ewells' yard?

    5)  What do we learn when Bob Ewell is asked by Atticus to write his name?

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