Man-eaters of Kumaon Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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. Which of the following is something that the frequency with which a man-eater will kill depends on?

2. Which of the following is NOT something that a tiger depends on for the success of its attack when killing its prey?

3. Who comes to visit Corbett as soon as he arrives on the scene to hunt the Chowgarh tigers?

4. What act of heroism does a young woman do when the tigress carries off her sister?

5. In what state does Corbett find the people of Pali when he arrives?

Short Essay Questions

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

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. 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.

4. Tell the story of the second wounded victim of the Chawgarh tiger that Corbett sees. How was she attacked and how did she return to town? What happens to her?

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

6. Who does Corbett find when he is on the trail of the Bachelor of Powalgarh? What does he help do and what does he get asked to do?

7. 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?

8. 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.

9. How does Corbett attempt to use water buffalo to help him stalk the Bachelor of Powalgarh? What happens?

10. Explain the circumstance in which Corbett shoots the first of the Chowgarh tigers. Why does he choose the tiger he does? Which one does he kill?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the story of the man-eater of Thak, the villagers are taking care of a temple that is one of many "peethas". Write an essay about what this is and the religious story behind it.

Part 1. Introduce Hinduism, and some of the major gods and goddesses. Make sure to include Shiva and Parvati (or Sati).

Part 2. Tell the relevant story of Parvati, her father, and Shiva.

Part 3. Explain how the story relates to temple in the story, and explain the word "Peetha". Do all the Shakti Peethas have temples? What else is there?

Essay Topic 2

Corbett mentions the keeping of trophies after making a kill and he refers to other hunters doing the same. Write an essay about big game and trophy hunting.

Part 1. What is trophy hunting? Compare trophy hunting to other forms of hunting. What are some of its advantages and disadvantages?

Part 2. What are some of the more usual trophies and some of the most sought after ones?

Part 3. Where do people go to go trophy hunting? How popular is the sport? Is the industry on the rise or decline?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about hemp.

Part 1. What is hemp? Where does it come? What is useful about it?

Part 2. Discuss the historic uses of hemp. What did our forefather's use hemp for?

Part 3. Why is hemp not as widespread today as it was?

Part 4. What products are available today in hemp, and how do they compare to their non-hemp counterparts?

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