The Deerslayer Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Judith feel affection for Deerslayer?

2. How do they manage to rescue Harry?

3. What does Judith do after Hetty dies?

4. How long is it before Deerslayer and Chingachgook return to the area?

5. Who comes to Deerslayer to state her case?

Short Essay Questions

1. What action does Harry finally take?

2. What do Judith and Hetty discover after the Iroquois leave the castle?

3. What causes Harry to have a change of mind about taking scalps?

4. What loss do the others suffer?

5. Ravenoak admires Deerslayer's courage and offers him his freedom under what condition?

6. After the massacre of the Iroquois, what happens?

7. Why is Hetty allowed to take Deerslayer back to the Indians?

8. What happens to foil Judith's plan?

9. Why does Judith give Deerslayer a special gift?

10. Where is the canoe that brought Hetty to shore hidden from view?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a detailed contrast between Deerslayer and Harry Marsh. Play close attention to Deerslayer's character in the way he deals with Judith and Hetty in particular. Notice his friendship with Chingachgook and Wah-ta-Wah. Contrast this to Harry and the way he tries to push himself on Judith, his attitude to Native Americans, and the things he does which are self-centered. Look at his friendship with Hutter in contrast to Deerslayer's friendship with Chingachgook.

Essay Topic 2

Write your opinion about deer hunting today and if you think it was different 300 years ago. If you have no experience in deer hunting, interview someone in your family or a family friend who can tell you about deer hunting today and how it might be different from the time of the Deerslayer.

Essay Topic 3

Write a story about someone trading some trinkets for animal pelts with a Native American during the early colonization. Put yourself in the story as the trader, the Native American, or a bystander.

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