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To Kill a Mockingbird

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Jem's Changeful Nature

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Which of the following pairs of juxtaposed sentences from different parts of the text best conveys Jem's changeful nature as an adolescent?

Consider the context of each quote when making your choice.

A

"He couldn’t have cared less, so long as he could pass and punt."

"He stood gloomily on the sidelines with Atticus and me."

B

“If I got killed, what’d become of you?”

“It’s just that I can’t think of a way to make him come out without him gettin‘ us.”

C

“Set him out on the back steps.”

“Reckon you’re at the stage now where you don’t kill flies and mosquitoes now, I reckon."

D

“I thought I wanted to be a lawyer but I ain’t so sure now!”

“Atticus is a gentleman, just like me!”

E

“Coach says if I can gain twenty-five pounds by year after next I can play."

"'Under my arms, too,' he said."