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 the intruder?

2. What is the rumor Tamenund refers to?

3. Where does Uncas locate a sign of the group they are pursuing?

4. How does Uncas disguise himself to escape?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hawkeye, disguised as the bear, propose to do to Uncas?

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

3. Explain why the five men use extra caution when leaving Fort Henry the following morning.

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

5. How do they smuggle Uncas out of the Huron village?

6. Describe the war dance in the Delaware camp.

7. How does David prove his courage to Hawkeye?

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

9. How are Cora and Uncas honored in death?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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