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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. Leaving the safety of the thicket, what do they hear?

2. What do Heywood and his party not realize?

3. As the group journeys on after the battle with the Hurons, who leads them?

4. What does Montcalm want to know from his guest?

5. As what do the hunters identify Heywood's guide?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is David allowed to roam around unmolested by the Indians?

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

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

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

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

7. Explain what the Iroquois are really after.

8. How do the men locate the trail of the Iroquois in hopes of finding Cora and Alice?

9. Why does following the horses end in disappointment for the hunters?

10. What happens as they cross the lake in a canoe?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about weaknesses in Cooper's tale. For example, begin with the idea that a father would send for his daughters to join him in a fort that is under siege. Include other things you find in the story that cause suspension of belief, e.g., Hawkeye dressed as a bear and no one suspecting he is really a man.

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 ironic twists in literature. In your essay discuss how Uncas is introduced in the beginning as the last of the Mohicans when, in fact, it does not turn out that way in the end. Express your opinion about how irony enhances interest in a well told tale.

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