Racism & Discrimination in To Kill a Mockingbird


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What social issues did Harper Lee take on in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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1. In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, what role does Calpurnia play in Scout's life?

2. In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, what happens when Scout, Jem, and Dill arrive at the courthouse?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Set in the south in the 1930s, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird addresses serious social issues through the lens of local townspeople. This quiz will gauge your understanding of the issues presented in the novel and the importance of the main characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you judge your knowledge of To Kill a Mockingbird, including:

  • Social issues addressed
  • Main characters
  • Trial and jury

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on discrimination in To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding racism in the novel and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the novel's main characters and their roles

Additional Learning

To learn more about social issues presented in Harper Lee's famous novel, review the lesson titled Racism & Discrimination in To Kill a Mockingbird. This lesson further details aspects of the novel, including:

  • Setting
  • Main characters
  • Trial and jury
  • Lessons learned