Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird Quiz

Mayella Ewell is a hard character to like. However, learning about her difficult life with her abusive father explains, if not forgives, her atrocious accusations. Do you understand the trauma Mayella endured and why she acts in the ways that she does? Take the quiz over the character of Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird from eNotes to find out. Five questions will let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of this character and her purpose in the novel.

  1. Mayella's lies about Tom lead to his ______________.

  2. What does Mayella ask Tom to help her with?

  3. Of what does Mayella accuse Tom?

  4. What does Mayella buy for their home in order to try to brighten it up?

  5. True or False: Mayella is the youngest of the eight Ewell children