Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird: Character, Analysis & Quotes


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How does Tom Robinson know Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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1. Who defends Tom Robinson in court in To Kill a Mockingbird?

2. What does Mayella ask Tom to do on the day of the alleged attack in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz was designed to be a quick test on your knowledge of who Tom Robinson is in To Kill a Mockingbird. You will be asked about Robinson's relationship with Mayella, the events that take place and the outcome of the trial.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask about your understanding of:

  • The relationship between Tom Robinson and Mayella Ewell
  • Tom Robinson's lawyer
  • Mayella's request of Tom Robinson on the day of the alleged attack
  • The jury's verdict
  • Tom's life after the jury's verdict

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding what brought Tom and Mayella together and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the jury's verdict
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the outcome of Tom's life after the trial is over

Additional Learning

For more information about this topic, study the lesson Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. See information including:

  • Tom's reason for why he helped Mayella
  • What other person might have caused Mayella's injuries
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