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What is the setting of the story?2.What is the relationship between the narrator (identified later as Scout or Jean Louise) and her brother Jem and their father?3.Who is Dill?4.When the “routine” of Jem, Scout, and Dill’s summer becomes tiresome, what idea does Dill have?5.How has Mr. Radley seen to it that his younger son Arthur (Boo) causes “no further trouble” inMaycomb?6.After Mr. Radley dies, what changes occur at the Radley Place?7.What does the reader know for certain at this point about Boo Radley?8.What is the root of the children’s fascination over Boo?9.What dare of Dill’s does Jem finally accept?Chapter 2—1.Scout makes three mistakes during her first day at school in the first grade. What are her mistakes, andwhy do they make Miss Caroline so angry?2.Why are the professional people poor in Maycomb the present time?3.What is (briefly) the Dewey theory of “progressive” education?4.What is the WPA, and why won’t Mr. Cunningham work for it?Chapter 3—1.Calpurnia lectures Scout on manners when Scout criticizes Walter’s manners. What does this eventrelate about both Calpurnia and Atticus in regard to their feelings about others?2.Burris Ewell, Walter Cunningham, and Chuck Little are all from extremely poor families. However, thereare great differences both in appearance and in attitudes, particularly between the Cunninghams and theEwells. What are those differences? Why do you suppose they exist?3.Atticus tells Scout, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. . . until you climb in his skin and walk around in it.” What does Scout begin to realize at this point?