James Fenimore Cooper: Biography & Books


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James Fenimore Cooper is well known for his quintessential American hero

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1. Which distinguished American writer satirized James Fenimore Cooper's work?

2. James Cooper's writing career came as a surprise to his family because he:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

James Fenimore Cooper was a distinguished 19th century American writer. This quiz and worksheet combination will test you on your knowledge of Cooper, his life, and his work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you will be tested on the following aspects of Cooper's life:

  • Who satirized him
  • Most famous character
  • Writing styles
  • Previous careers

Skills Practiced

Prepare to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reaction of Cooper's family to his decision to be a writer
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the life of James Fenimore Cooper

Additional Learning

Deepen your understanding of James Fenimore Cooper: Biography & Books by reviewing the accompanying lesson. This lesson will address the following facets of Cooper's life:

  • Early years
  • Career beginnings
  • Literary legacy
  • Literary style
  • Cooper's critics
  • Title of America's National Novelist