‘The Help’ Study Guide: Chapters 25-30 Q & A

Where is the Junior League Benefit for Children held in ch. 25?
Robert E. Lee Hotel.
Who is the Benefit to benefit?
The starving children of Africa.
Who attracts a large amount of attention upon her arrival at the Benefit?
Celia Foote.
Why does Celia think Hilly doesn’t like her, a misunderstanding she wants to clear up in ch. 25?
She thinks Hilly accuses Johnny of cheating on her with Celia.
What does Celia tear from Hilly’s dress that Hilly later insists Celia make a $200 donation to Junior League to make up for?
Her cuff (sleeve).
Who calls Minny at home at the beginning of ch. 26 to speak about Celia Foote?
Johnny Foote.
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How long does Celia stay in bed after the disaster at the Benefit?
4 days.
What does Celia threaten to do in the aftermath of the disaster at the Benefit?
Go back to her hometown of Sugar Ditch.
What does Celia wite in Ch. 26 on a cheack made out the the Junior League?
‘To Two-Slice Hilly’.
How much time does Mrs. Stein cut off of Skeeter’s dealine for completing the book in ch. 26?
1 month.
Who deos Skeeter reveal she paid $25 each to put the 30+ toilets on Hilly’s front lawn?
Pascagoula’s brothers.
In ch. 27, why does Skeeter claim she continues to go to League meetings?
To write the initiative.
What does Hilly announce at the League meeting in ch. 26 that officially cuts Skeeter out of her final tenuous attachment to Jackson social society?
That Hilly will be the new editor for their article.
What famous literary character does Skeeter compare herself to in ch. 27?
Boo Radley from ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’.
Who is waiting for Skeeter as she arrives home at the end of ch. 27?
Stuart.
What name does Skeeter, Aibileen, and Minny choose for the book they’re writing?
‘Help’.
What is in a letter that Aibileen gives to Skeeter in ch. 27?
Information on what happened with Constantine.
Why did Constantine give her daughter to an orphanage in Chicago when she was just a littel girl?
Her daughter was white.
How common does Aibileen tell Skeeter it was for women to give up their children to care for white families?
Very often.
When does Skeeter mail the manuscript to Harper & Row?
6 days before the deadline.
How long does Dr. Neal tell Skeeter in ch. 28 her mother has to live?
A few months.
What list does Mrs. Phelan start writing for Skeeter with the understanding she is dying?
A list of what Skeeter isn’t allowed to wear.
What dish is Skeeter left to prepare on New Year’s Day?
Balck-eyed peas for good luck.
Why does Skeeter tell her mother in ch. 28 that most of the holiday parties have been canceled?
In light of JFK’s death.
What reason does Stuart give Skeeter in ch. 28 for not working on the oil rigs any longer?
He wanted to be with her.
Why does Stuart fail to greet his own parents in ch. 28 when he & Skeeter see them during a dinner out?
Skeeter was dressed “inappropriately”.
Why does Stuart take back the marriage proposal he makes to Skeeter in ch. 28?
Skeeter told him about the book.
What does Skeeter’s mother announce to her at the end of ch. 28?
That she doesn’t want to die, and she doesn’t plan on doing so.
How much does Skeeter tell Aibileen Harper & Row has agreed to pay as an advance for the book?
$800.
With whom does Skeeter plan to share the advance money & subsequent royalty payments with?
$61.50 to each person involved with the interviews,
How much time has passed between ch. 28 & ch. 29?
6 months.
Why is Mae Mobley spending less time with Aibileen?
Mae Mobley started pre-school.
What does Aibileen’s church give her to celebrate the publication of her book?
A copy of the book signed by every church member.
What cativates Mrs. Leefolt most about People Will Talk’s review of Skeeter & Aibileen’s book?
Joline French was reviewing books.
Who buys a copy of the book for Hilly Holbrook?
Lou Anne.
What new gadget has Celia bought that Minny is impressed by in ch. 30 and Aibileen in ch. 29?
A television remote.