Short Essay Questions
1. Is the jackal respected by the other jungle creatures? Why or why not?
2. Describe Mowgli's appearance when he first meets the wolf family and their impression of him.
3. How does the mother wolf approach the situation with the man-cub?
4. How is the wolf pack easily influenced?
5. Explain the Law of the Jungle.
6. Describe the fall of Akela's character in Chapter One.
7. How does Mowgli stand up for himself when the pack turns against him?
8. In what ways are Baloo and Bagheera good friends to Mowgli?
9. How does Mowgli use his difference from the wolf pack as a strength against the wolf pack in Chapter One?
10. What does it tell you about Mowgli's character in the way that he treats others at the end of Chapter One?
11. In what ways is Mowgli's behavior that of a young boy in Chapter Two?
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