The Last of the Mohicans Test | Mid-Book 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. After the Indian ambush, who are out looking for Cora and Alice?

2. What does the strange sound turn out to be?

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

4. What does Uncas take to ward off wolves?

5. What caused Magua's downfall

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why Hawkeye and Chingachgook dissuade Heyward from going after the wounded Magua.

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

3. What are some of the problems the group faces as they battle the Iroquois?

4. What is the evidence that Cora and Alice have survived?

5. Describe where the group stops to rest as they continue on to Fort Henry.

6. Why does Hawkeye say they returned to the cave site?

7. Outline what Heyward tells Cora and Alice about their father while they hide in the cave behind the waterfall.

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

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

10. What does Col. Munro try to determine about Heyward's preference for Alice as a future wife?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay debating self protection and non-violence. Use the discussion between David and Hawkeye at the end of Chapter 12 to begin your essay. State your opinion about the validity of each side.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about William Penn, called Minquoin by the Delaware. In your essay discuss how his dealings with the American Indians were different from those of other white settlers. Explain how our history might have been much different if Penn's approach had been the rule rather than the exception.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about the use of the English language in THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. Discuss the formality of the language, giving examples from the novel. How does the language affect the reading of the novel?

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