Complete the following tasks/answer the following questions. Use your critical thinking skills to determine the best routes and resources.The traditional forms of web perusal may not work here.
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?
11. Click here and explore the page. a) What were the results of the "doll tests" and what do they tell us about race in the mid 20th century? b) Using your knowledge of history, discuss why Truman's Executive Order is egregiously late in the context of America's history.
12. Click here and enter the image gallery. Choose 2 images and discuss their subject matter and context. Do not copy and paste.