Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following best characterizes the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
2. What nerve does Robin have that he is unable to control?
3. Who was Robin amongst the litter?
4. How does Corbett learn of the location of the Bachelor of Powalgarh when he starts to pursue him?
5. What does Corbett worry about as he re-approaches the wounded leopard?
Short Essay Questions
1. 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.
2. Why does Corbett think that he might be able to lure the tiger to him by calling? How does his attempt go, and how does he explain the results?
3. Explain the encounter the author has a young boy with a tiger in the forest.
4. How would you characterize the relationship between Corbett and the Pipal Pani tiger over the tiger's life?
5. What rumors about cross dressing does Corbett refute? What does he say is the truth?
6. How does an old lady and a sixteen year old girl end up on the ledge of a cliff? What happens?
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. Explain what happens after Corbett notices that Robin is missing.
9. Summarize the hunt for the leopard that Corbett tells which culminates in Robin leaving him in a tight corner.
10. Describe Corbett's first encounter with the man-eater of Mohan when he senses him above the road on the overhang.
Corbett often takes his dog Robin with him hunting. He depends on Robin to help him track big game by scent when he can't follow a visible a trail. Write an essay about hunting dogs and other service dogs.
Part 1. How many different jobs to dogs do for people? What variety of jobs or services are sometimes performed by working dogs.
Part 2. How have dogs been bred or selected to better perform their jobs? Give examples of specialty breeds and the jobs they perform.
Part 3. Man and dogs have been hunting together for a long time. Explain the possible origins of the relationship and the various roles that dogs play when assisting hunters.
Many people that Corbett helped had never seen a rifle being used before his, and even in a land where man-eating tigers were wreaking havoc guns were scarce. Write a history of the development of firearms.
Part 1. Where did the first firearm originate from? What weapons were their ancestors?
Part 2. Describe the evolution of firearms from the first ones to the ones we are familiar with today. Include their migration all around the globe.
Part 3. How did firearms change the world around them?
Write an essay about the British occupation of India.
Part 1. When, how, and why did the British occupy India? How did this benefit Great Britain and what consequences were there for India?
Part 2. Describe British / Indian relations up to and including World War 1. Explain the motives for the choices India made. Was this what the English were expecting?
Part 3. What happened after World War 1? Describe the Indian fight for independence.
Part 4. When did the British leave? How has India fared since they left? What might India have been like without the occupation?
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