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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 Corbet wedge into his door to get ventilation but keep the tiger out?

2. What connects the appearance of man-eating leopards to disease epidemics?

3. Who was Robin amongst the litter?

4. Whose home does Corbett see when traveling from town to town in pursuit of the Chowgarh man-eater?

5. What did the tigress of Muktesar do with the first person she killed?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how Corbett shoots three ghooral mountain goats on his first outing with some men from Pali. What was their reaction? Why?

2. 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?

3. How does the bear hunt start when Corbett is out shooting ghooral for the village? What happens in the bear hunt and how do they eventually kill the bear?

4. Explain the encounter the author has a young boy with a tiger in the forest.

5. Why is it important for Corbett to bring the family back any part, no matter how small. of a body that was taken away by a tiger?

6. What story of his own attack does the man with the mauled face tell Corbett in the Chowgarh man-eater? How did the man live?

7. What story does Corbett tell as a warning against assuming that a wounded animal is where you last saw it?

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

9. 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.

10. Why did the group of twenty men not pursue the woman they saw carried off? What happened when a rescue party did search for her?

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

Write an essay about Jim Corbett.

Part 1. Provide a general biography of the life of Jim Corbett.

Part 2. Explain how Jim Corbett became a hunter of man-eating tigers and leopards. Share some of his experiences.

Part 3. Describe the efforts and importance that Jim Corbett assigned to conservationism. What did he achieve and what is his legacy?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about leopards and tigers.

Part 1. Give a general introduction to tigers and leopards, providing general information like how many there are and where they live.

Part 2. How are they similar? Discuss the many ways in which leopards and tigers are similar.

Part 3. How are they different? Despite all their similarities, tigers and leopards are quite unique. Describe how they are different from each other and the other big cats.

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