The Last of the Mohicans Test | Final 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. Who is brought into the circle with Cora?

2. What makes the work of the men so dangerous?

3. Who will go to rescue Cora during the battle?

4. Who is the man Heywood sees approaching the Huron camp?

5. What is Heywood left alone with in the cave?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the hunters learn about Cora and Alice?

2. What causes great excitement and consternation in the Delaware camp?

3. How do the braves discover that Uncas is gone?

4. What happens that night as the five men stay in the ruins of Fort Henry?

5. What is the near confrontation between Magua and Chingachgook?

6. What ruse do Heyward and Hawkeye use to confuse the Delaware?

7. Describe the relationship between Chingachgook and his son, Uncas, as seen at the campfire in the ruins of Fort Henry.

8. How does David prove his courage to Hawkeye?

9. What is Heyward warned about?

10. Describe how Magua gains entry into the Delaware village.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on preconceptions in THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. Although Cooper attempts to show nobility in the native American, define how only the ones friendly to the English come across as noble. In your opinion, how much actual research went into writing about the Huron, the Delaware, and the Mohicans. Include the fact that Cooper's novels were not only popular in America but they were also well received in Europe. To what extent does this novel contribute to public preconceptions about native Americans?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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