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

2. What does Corbett deduce from the two wounded women that returned home after being attacked by the Chowgarh tiger?

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

4. What tale about himself does Corbett refute?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What does the author give as the reason for the difference in hunting habits of man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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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