To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird Quiz

If Tom is guilty of anything, it is of being overly kind and honest, a dangerous combination for a black man in the 1930s Georgia. Do you understand the difficulties Tom faces? Take the eNotes quiz on his character in To Kill a Mockingbird to find out. Five questions will let you know in a flash if you have a good grasp of this character and his purpose in the novel.

  • Question 1

    Why does Tom help Mayella with her chores?

  • Question 2

    Why does Tom run and try to escape?

  • Question 3

    During his testimony, what does Tom say that causes an uproar?

  • Question 4

    Of what crime is Tom accused?

  • Question 5

    True or False: Tom is sentenced to life in prison

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