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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 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
Do some research about James Fenimore Cooper and discuss his use of actual people and events in his writing. [Note: a good research source is WILLIAM COOPER'S TOWN by Alan Taylor] Write your essay about how realistic the characters are. Give your impressions about Cooper's knowledge of the American Indian.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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