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. When does Corbett return to the spot where he shot the leopard?

2. When did the tigress of Muktesar start killing people specifically for her to eat?

3. What physical ailment does Robin have that limits his abilities?

4. What affect did the tiger turning on her have on the sister that pursued it?

5. What does Corbett find from the little girl the tigress of Champawat carried off?

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

4. Explain what happens after Corbett notices that Robin is missing.

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

6. Give some examples of situations in which a tiger might kill a human being but not be a man-eater.

7. What story does Corbett recount about the first time he took Robin out hunting as a puppy? What was Corbett's reaction to what happened?

8. 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?

9. 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?

10. Explain how the chital is both a help and a hindrance to Corbett as he stalks the wounded leopard with Robin.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Two of the world's most famous man-eaters are the man-eating lions of Tsavo. They are they subject of research, books, and several Hollywood movies. Write an essay about the Tsavo lions.

Part 1. Introduce Colonel Patterson and what he was doing when his crews started having trouble with the Tsavo lions.

Part 2. Describe the devastation and terror caused by the lions. What attempts were made to stop them?

Part 3. How were the lions finally killed? Where are the skins and heads of these lions now?

Part 4. What research is being done today to determine the number of victims of these lions and to determine what might have caused them to eat humans? What are they finding?

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