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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens as the Huron see one of their group fall dead?
(a) they hide behind the Munro girls
(b) they run off in all directions
(c) they are momentarily immobile
(d) they cut Heywood's throat

2. When does the group prepare to move away from the blockhouse?
(a) when the moon is high
(b) just before dawn
(c) two days later
(d) at high noon

3. At what time does Hawkeye wake everyone to resume their trip to Ft. Henry?
(a) six in the morning
(b) noon the next day
(c) around midnight
(d) at first light

4. What is the purpose of Fort Henry and Fort Edward?
(a) coach stations for British travelers
(b) decoys to fool the advancing French army
(c) way stations for British soldiers headed for the front
(d) defense against the invading French

5. Who are the Iroquois looking for called La Longue Carabine?
(a) Hawkeye
(b) Heywood
(c) Uncas
(d) Chingachgook

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Heywood and his party not realize?

2. What happens to the treacherous guide?

3. What caused Magua's downfall

4. What is the secret place where Hawkeye, Chingachgook and Uncas take the major and the Munro girls?

5. How many people march out of Ft. Henry?

Short Essay Questions

1. After leaving in the opposite direction of the Iroquois, what does the reader learn about Hawkeye?

2. Explain how David Gamut is allowed to accompany Heyward, Alice, and Cora on the trip to Ft. Henry.

3. After Hawkeye, Chingachgook, and Uncas leave to find help, what happens back near the cave?

4. What does Cora learn about Magua's early history?

5. What does Col. Munro say after he reads the letter intercepted from Gen. Webb and arranges the surrender with the French general?

6. What happens to prevent the torture of the captives?

7. Relate how Chingachgook explains why the Mohicans were finally unable to beat back the Iroquois.

8. Discuss briefly the noise that is heard outside the cave.

9. Describe the conflict between Gen. Montcalm and Le Renard.

10. Describe the time and events during which the story begins.

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