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The Last of the Mohicans

James Fenimore Cooper

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1. In what year does The Last of the Mohicans take place?

2. Who is the leader of the French forces?

3. Who is the commander of Fort William Henry?

4. Who claims to know of a secret path from Fort Edward to Fort William Henry?

5. What does “Le Renard Subtil” mean in English?

6. Who disguises himself as a bear?

7. Though he is dressed as a clown, what does Heyward pretend to be for the benefit of the Hurons?

8. Cora’s hair is compared to the color of which bird?

9. Who disguises himself as a beaver?

10. Where did Munro meet Cora’s mother?

11. Roughly how old is Tamenund, the patriarch of the Delawares?

12. Which feature of the landscape does Uncas use to discover Magua’s footprints?

13. What is Hawkeye’s real name?

14. Which weapon does not appear in The Last of the Mohicans?

15. Of the following characters, who is the lone survivor at the end of the story?

16. Which of the following characters is youngest?

17. After capturing Alice, Magua sends her to which Indian camp?

18. Which character is nicknamed Le Cerf Agile?

19. How many times does Hawkeye nearly kill Gamut when he is dressed as an Indian?

20. In order to determine the identity of La Longue Carabine, the Delawares stage which contest?

21. In addition to English, which language does Heyward speak?

22. Which French nickname does not appear in The Last of the Mohicans?

23. Which animal does not appear in The Last of the Mohicans?

24. Which profession does not appear in The Last of the Mohicans?

25. Of the following characters, who survives the longest?

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