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. What does Uncas find?

2. Who actually goes to the dinner?

3. What do Heywood and his party not realize?

4. What does Heyward do with the wounded David Gamut?

5. What is the suggestion in the letter from Gen. Webb?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Tell what happens when the hiding place is spotted by the Iroquois.

5. What does Cora manage to convince the men to do?

6. What are the arguments Heyward uses to try and get Magua to side with the captives?

7. How do Heyward, Hawkeye, Uncas, and Chingachgook attempt to capture Magua after they learn that he has betrayed Heyward and the girls?

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

9. Explain what the Iroquois are really after.

10. What plan does Magua have for the group of captives after Cora rejects his advances?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about the effects of public humiliation. Reference Magua's hatred for Col. Munro who had him publicly flogged. Explain how the hatred was not born from the flogging but from the public way in which it was administered. Relate the theme to how you would feel by being humiliated in front of other people.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Write an essay about the process of writing a novel. Where should the story come from? How much research is necessary to write historical fiction? Include how you would go about writing your own novel.

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