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To Kill a Mockingbird

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Mr. Avery as Skinflint

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Which of the following quotes from Chapters 4 through 7 suggests that Mr. Avery could be characterized as a skinflint?

A

“Mr. Avery averaged a stick of stovewood per week; he honed it down to a toothpick and chewed it.”

B

“We were privileged to witness a performance by him… an arc of water descending from the leaves and splashing in the yellow circle of the street light, some ten feet from source to earth, it seemed to us.”

C

“Mr. Avery boarded across the street from Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose’s house.”

D

“Besides making change in the collection plate every Sunday, Mr. Avery sat on the porch every night until nine o’clock and sneezed.”

E

“A ramshackle porch ran the width of the house; there were two doors and two dark windows between the doors. Instead of a column, a rough two-by-four supported one end of the roof.”