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. Why do the Huron allow David to come and go?

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

3. What do Hawkeye, Uncas, and Chingachgook do to confuse those following them?

4. How does Heywood smuggle Alice out of the cave?

5. In the Huron village, what does Uncas tell Heyward?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What saves Uncas from torture and death in the Delaware camp?

6. Describe the negotiations with Magua to get the release of Cora.

7. Describe the war dance in the Delaware camp.

8. What is Heyward warned about?

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

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

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 contrasting Cora and Alice. In your opinion, is there an element of racism in Cora's being the stronger of the two girls and eventually being killed? Is there a weakness in Heyward's expressed preference for Alice? Is Magua's preference for Cora based on racial preference?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about how Cooper's use of different names for characters and Indian tribes in THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS affects the reading. In your opinion is it confusing? Does it require going back and re-reading certain sections of the novel?

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