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. What is the rumor Tamenund refers to?

2. How is Cora prepared for burial?

3. Why do some of the Huron men creep into the lodge?

4. What stops the Delaware from torturing Uncas?

5. Who sings over the grave of Cora?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What strange event occurs as Heyward is led to a cave to perform medicine cures for a woman possessed of an evil spirit?

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

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

6. When Magua enters the cave, how do Heyward and Hawkeye overpower him?

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

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

9. How do the men locate the trail of the Iroquois in hopes of finding Cora and Alice?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Write an essay about the process of writing a novel. Where should the story come from? How much research is necessary to write historical fiction? Include how you would go about writing your own novel.

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