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 Corbett finally overtakes the wounded Bachelor of Powalgarh, how is he moving through the forest?

2. What tactic does Corbett decide to try when pursuing the tigress of Champawat is unsuccessful?

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

4. What drove the tigress of Muktesar to start eating human flesh?

5. How is inter village communication maintained during the time of the Chowgarh tiger when the paths are too dangerous to use?

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

3. Describe how the Pipal Pani tiger gets shot for a second time, and how the men who go in search of him unknowingly put their lives in great danger, and what may have saved them.

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

5. Describe the encounter Corbett has on the trail with the woman filling a water jug. What is he happy he has accomplished?

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

7. 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.

8. Why is Corbett's feeling of relief greater than usual when he shoots the Thak man-eater?

9. What bothers Corbett about the way he kills the man-eater of Mohan? Why? What reasons does he give to justify his actions?

10. Why does Corbett worry about Ibbotson and his men one night after they leave him to sit up over a kill at night? What happens, and why didn't Corbett do anything?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Kumaon is located in the mountainous northern part of India. Write an essay about India and this particular region.

Part 1. Give an overview and introduction of India, focusing on what it was like during the early 1900's. Include a description of the English Indian Army.

Part 2. Introduce the region of Kumaon in context of the rest of India. Where is it located? What is its geography?

Part 3. Describe the populace of the Kumaon region. What kind of lives did they lead in the 1900's? What, if anything, has changed since then?

Part 4. How did the people of the Kumaon region co-exist with tigers and leopards in the early 1900's? How about today?

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