Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe the time and events during which the story begins.
It is in the mid 1700's before the American Revolution and during the Colonial Wars which were a part of the Seven Years War between France and England.
2. Explain how David Gamut is allowed to accompany Heyward, Alice, and Cora on the trip to Ft. Henry.
Although Heyward does not particularly like David, Alice takes a shine to him and begs Heyward to allow him to go with them. Heyward is enamored with Alice and cannot refuse her request.
3. Relate how Chingachgook explains why the Mohicans were finally unable to beat back the Iroquois.
Chingachgook is telling Hawkeye of the battles of his people against the Maquas, or Iroquois. The Mohicans managed to beat back the Iroquois until the Dutch arrived with their "fire water."
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