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.

  1. Why does Tom run and try to escape?

  2. True or False: Tom is sentenced to life in prison

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

  4. Of what crime is Tom accused?

  5. Why does Tom help Mayella with her chores?