To Kill a Mockingbird, chapters 23-24

Chapter 23

What are the children worried about at the beginning of Chapter 23?

Where is Tom Robinson in this chapter?

How does Atticus define "trash"? How does Aunt Alexandra?

Why does Aunt Alexandra not want Walter Cunningham in the house, even though the Cunninghams are admittedly "good folks"?

List the categories in Jem's social hierarchy -- the four kinds of folks in the world. What kind of folks are in Scout's hierarchy?

Who on the jury votes for acquittal?

Why is Ewell so angry? After all, he won.

Why can't Miss Maudie serve on a jury?

Chapter 24

What does the "business" part of the Missionary Society consist of?

Why does Scout prefer the world of men to the world in which "fragrant ladies rocked slowly, fanned gently, and drank cool water"?

Why are the "hypocrites" Mrs. Merriweather mentions? Why does she consider them hypocrites?

What news does Atticus bring to Aunt Alexandra, Maudie, and Scout?