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. How do they manage to rescue Harry?

2. What member of Deerslayer's group gets shot in the conflict between the Iroquois and the soldiers?

3. Why does Deerslayer reject Judith's final marriage proposal?

4. The morning after Deerslayer's furlough, what is the main topic of conversation?

5. After refusing the Iroquois woman for the last time, what preparations are made?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the good-byes as Deerslayer prepares to return to the Iroquois.

3. What happens to foil Judith's plan?

4. What loss do the others suffer?

5. What happens when the second torture begins.

6. Why does Deerslayer not get away from the Iroquois?

7. What brings the entire tribe to want him tortured and killed?

8. What deep discussion takes place before Deerslayer has to return to the Iroquois?

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

10. What are the circumstances of Deerslayer paddling a canoe up to the house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write about cliffhangers in novels and movies that make you want to know more. Give examples from movies and TV shows that end in such a way you want to know what is going to happen next. Many movies do that to get people anxious for the sequel. TV shows usually do that on the last episode of the season so that people will want to watch again next year. Pick out a few of those you remember and write how they made you feel.

Essay Topic 2

Describe in detail the good and bad points of Thomas Hutter. It is often observed that no one is either all good or all bad. Thomas Hutter had both qualities which Cooper brings out in the novel. Describe those qualities by using passages from the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Things that might not happen in real life but happen in a novel are true because the author says they are. Write how you feel about that. Do you find it easy to believe preposterous things like witchcraft and monsters just to enjoy a story? On the other hand, perhaps you do not really enjoy that kind of reading and prefer biographies and books of history. Explain yourself clearly.

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