Monday, May 10, 2010

To Kill A Mockingbird: Scavenger Hunt



Complete the following tasks/answer the following questions. Use your critical thinking skills to determine the best routes and resources.


1. Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?


2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.


3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."


4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each.


5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.


6. How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?


7. Though Lee always declines interviews, she does write each refusal individually. When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she responded that such a letter would simply say...


8. Click here. Listen to the audio. Who was the statewide essay winner? Who potrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee?


9. List and quote 5 parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel.


10. Lee's character Dill is based upon Truman Capote. Capote returned the favor by basing what character (from what story) on Lee?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

1.The "it" in "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true" is how Harper Lee really did have a neighbor who hid things in the trees.

2. Lee is fine with the film adaptation of Mockingbird because it preserved her novel. Lee says "If the integrity of a film adaptation is measured by the degree to which the novelist's intent is preserved, Mr. Foote's screenplay should be studied as a classic."

3. The statement is "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books."

4. Harper Lee's three favorite authors and books by them are Jane Austen (Emma), Charles Lamb (Essays of Elia), and Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island).

5. For several years Lee has quietly attended the awards ceremony for an essay contest on "To Kill a Mockingbird," at the University of Alabama.

6. The Scottsboro Trials are relevant to the novel because it took place in Alabama when Lee was six-years-old and has many parallels between the book. The trial took place because nine African-American men were accused of something that there was no evidence for.


7. Harper Lee doesnt just send out a stock response to the media because they would just say 'Hell, no.'

8. The state wide essay winner was Adrienne Faris. Ragan Stevens plays Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee.

9. Some parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel are that she based Dill on her real life neighbor and friend, Truman Capote. She really did have a neighbor like Boo Radley, grew up in Alabama, and her father was a lawyer. Lee was also a tomboy like Scout. "a rough 'n' tough tomboy.... She had short, cropped hair, wore coveralls, went barefoot, and could talk mean like a boy," according to Marianne M. Moates in A Bridge of Childhood: Truman Capote's Southern Years.

10. Truman Capote based Idabel Tompkins from his novel Other Voices, Other Rooms on Harper Lee.

-Danielle Puopolo

Anonymous said...

Dave Couming
Period G
Scavenger Hunt
1. Truman Capote said "Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". What is the "it"?
Boo Radley


2. What does Lee think of the film adaptation of Mockingbird? Use a quote in your answer.



3. Finish Lee's statement: "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still..."

"Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books."

4. Identify Lee's 3 favorite authors and name a title from each.


5. Lee is a recluse but for several years she has quietly attended the awards ceremony for a particular contest. Describe this contest.


6. How are the Scottsboro Trials relevant to the novel?


7. Though Lee always declines interviews, she does write each refusal individually. When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she responded that such a letter would simply say...


8. Click here. Listen to the audio. Who was the statewide essay winner? Who potrayed Scout in a school play and developed a repoire with Lee?


9. List and quote 5 parallels between Harper Lee's real life and her novel.


10. Lee's character Dill is based upon Truman Capote. Capote returned the favor by basing what character (from what story) on Lee

Anonymous said...

Corey Marsden
5/20/10
English-G


1.“It” is Boo Radley.
2.
3."Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books."
4.Truman Capote and William Faulkner
5.Prime
6.The Scottsboro trials are relevant to “to kill a mockingbird” because the trials took place in Alabama.

Anonymous said...

Corey Marsden
5/20/10
English-G


1.“It” is Boo Radley.
2.
3."Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books."
4.Truman Capote and William Faulkner
5.Prime
6.The Scottsboro trials are relevant to “to kill a mockingbird” because the trials took place in Alabama.

Anonymous said...

1."Everything she wrote about it is absolutely true". Capote was saying everything about the character Boo Radley was completely true, he knows this because,Boo was based on the neignbor they had just down the street that used to leave things in trees.

2."I think it is one of the best translations of a book to film ever made".Harper Lee

3."Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books."

4.

5.Each year, the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, holds a high-school essay-writing contest for a piece based on Lee's masterwork. For five years, it has been revealed, Lee has quietly attended the awards ceremony for the contest, mingling with students and staff and talking with their families.

6. Both the fictional and the historical cases take place in the 1930s, a time of turmoil and change in America, and both occur in Alabama. In both, too, the defendants were African-American men, the accusers white women. In both instances the charge was rape.

7.When asked why she did not simply send out a stock response to the media's pleas, she quipped such a letter would simply say: 'Hell, no.'

8.

Brittany ALioto

Anonymous said...

Julie Towne
Class G




1.)The it in this quote is Boo Radley.
2.)
3.)I still plod along with books
4.)Truman Capote and William Faulkner
5.)Prime/no solution.
6.)They both took place in Alabama
7.)she doesn't want to be interviewed.

Sarah Buchan said...

1. The “it” is Boo Radley

2.

3. "Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books."


Sarah Buchan
G Block

colleen said...

1.) "It" means To kill a mockingbird, that Harper Lee wrote.
2.)"In that film the man and the part met...I've had many, many offers to turn it into musicals, into TV or stage plays, but I've always refused. That film was a work of art."
3.)"Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books."
4.)
5.)She went to the Noble Prize Award ceremony.
6.)She wrote to Kill a Mockingbird based on the Scottsboro boys trial because she was impacted on it, and found it inspirational.
7.)"hell no" -Harper Lee
8.)a)Adrianne Farris
b)Raegan Stevens
9.)
10.)Idabel, from Other voices, other rooms.

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