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Why doesn't Mayella answer Atticus' "list" of questions?
She is furiously upset with Atticus, and she is showing her disdain by refusing to cooperate.
She is genuinely confused, and she cannot understand everything that he is asking her.
She is emotionally rattled, and she probably knows that if she answered her story would unravel.
She is unfairly browbeaten by Atticus' rapid-fire succession of questions.
She is silently objecting to the way she has been treated by the court proceedings.