The Last of the Mohicans Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What gifts has Magua brought?

2. How do Uncas and Chingachgook behave after the threat is gone?

3. Who shows up at the Delaware camp with open arms?

4. Who does Magua choose when Hawkeye offers his life for Cora?

5. How do they know their passage across the lake is discovered?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about historical fiction. Explain how including actual historical facts in a fiction story makes the tale more realistic. Discuss how Cooper's use of real tribal names enhances his story of THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. What is the importance of the French and Indian War to the story?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about why the French army did nothing during the massacre of the settlers leaving Fort Henry. Given what we know about Montcalm, explain why this inactivity seems out of character. Then conclude by referring to the French and Indian War which was an extension of the Seven Years War between France and England and the French problem of going against an ally.

Essay Topic 3

Do some research and write an essay about the practice of scalping. Comparing your research to Cooper's story line, express your opinions about how this practice is mentioned in the text and whether you think it is genuine.

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