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Trivia Quiz - James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the Leatherstock

Quiz Number: 4040
Date Submitted: September 04, 2011
Quiz Categories: American Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: patrickryan
Average Score: 40.2 percent
Times Taken: 99 times
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1. What was James Fenimore Cooper's father's profession when James was born in New Jersey?
  A.   Scout and Indian Fighter
  B.   Congressman
  C.   College Professor
  D.   Dressmaker

2. Where did the Cooper family move before James was one-year old?
  A.   Cooperstown, NY
  B.   Oneida, NY
  C.   Salt Lake City, Utah
  D.   San Francisco, California

3. What was James Fenimore Cooper's legacy from Yale University?
  A.   He was expelled for an explosive prank.
  B.   He graduated number one in his class in literature.
  C.   He became a professor upon graduated.
  D.   He transfered to Harvard, and graduated there instead of Yale.

4. What job did Fenimore take immediately after college?
  A.   College Professor
  B.   Journalist
  C.   Sailor
  D.   Clergyman

5. At age 21, he married Susan DeLancey; how may of their seven children lived to adulthood?
  A.   2
  B.   5
  C.   7
  D.   9

6. In 1823, Cooper published the first of the Leatherstocking series, featuring Natty Bumppo, the resourceful American woodsman at home with the Delaware Indians. What was the name of the novel?
  A.   Precaution
  B.   Last of the Mohicans
  C.   The Pioneers
  D.   The Red Rover

7. The State University of New York at Oswego has a tribute to Cooper; what is it?
  A.   Three dining halls are named for Cooper.
  B.   A lifesize statue of Natty Bumppo on campus.
  C.   The campus roads are named for the characters of Cooper's books.
  D.   Each dormitory has a likeness of Cooper on the entry way.

8. Cooper died at the age of 62. How did he die?
  A.   Syphyllis
  B.   Dropsy
  C.   Dueling wounds
  D.   Stroke

9. Cooper's character Chingachgook, the last chief of the Mohicans, is portrayed as what?
  A.   Evil incarnate
  B.   Human: neither good nor bad
  C.   Noble, courageous, and heroic
  D.   Evil at the beginning of the book, and good at the end

10. Aside from James Fenimore Cooper's ancestral home, what other popular attraction can be found in his hometown?
  A.   Boxing Hall of Fame
  B.   Figure Skating Hall of Fame
  C.   Fencing Hall of Fame
  D.   Baseball Hall of Fame®   

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