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Jim Corbett (hunter)
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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 does Corbett learn about the Chowgrarh tiger at the first village?

2. Where does the wounded leopard go with Corbett and Robin tracking close behind?

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that Corbett says worked to his advantage when he finally came face to face with the Chowgarh man-eater?

4. What do Corbett and Robin do when the leopard is so inaccessible?

5. What happens to the girl the Chowgarh man-eater leaves wounded?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Corbett say about the cubs of man-eaters? Why?

2. What happened to other hunters that nearly were able to shoot the Bachelor of Powalgarh? Tell how he escaped twice despite being only feet away from seasoned hunters that were hunting him.

3. What goes wrong with the beat that Corbett plans to drive the tigress down a gorge? How does it all work out?

4. Why is the first girl that the Chowgarh tiger wounded not being tended to when Corbett arrives? How was she attacked and how did she get to town?

5. Explain what happens when Corbett takes the skin of the tigress of Champawat to the woman that had pursued it when it carried off her sister.

6. Explain what happens when Corbett uses a buffalo to lure the tiger and waits for it on a rock ledge. What do the villagers discover.

7. Describe the affliction of the tigress of Muktesar and circumstance of her first human kills.

8. What opportunity does Corbett miss when he sees just the hind leg and tail of a tiger while stalking the wounded Bachelor of Powalgarh? Why does he make the decision that he does?

9. Summarize the hunt for the leopard that Corbett tells which culminates in Robin leaving him in a tight corner.

10. Explain the connection between a disease epidemic and the resurgence of man-eating leopards.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about Tibet.

Part 1. Give a general overview of Tibet. Include it's location, population, and a summary that will give readers a representative idea about Tibet.

Part 2. Describe the geography and wildlife of Tibet.

Part 3. What is the current political situation of Tibet? Describe Tibet's relationship with China.

Part 4. What is the primary religion of Tibet? What world famous religious leader is from Tibet? Why does he no longer live there?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about malaria and its role in history.

Part 1. What is malaria? Give a description of the biology of the disease.

Part 2. Who is susceptible to malaria? Describe how malaria is transmitted, who is most at risk, and why.

Part 3. What measures can be taken to prevent or treat malaria?

Part 4. What role has malaria played in a historical event? How might it have changed history?

Essay Topic 3

What constitutes a man-eater?

Part 1. Describe the animals around the world who have been known to become man-eaters.

Part 2. Why do animals occasionally hunt human flesh? Are there general reasons or individual ones?

Part 3. Name some famous cases of man-eaters from around the world and describe how the material previously discussed applies to them individually.

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