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. What reputation does Corbett admit to having earned?

2. Where does the wounded leopard go with Corbett and Robin tracking close behind?

3. Who was Robin amongst the litter?

4. Where is the last chance Corbett has to get a shot at the man-eater of Chowgarh on his first visit?

5. Why does Corbett ask that the government rewards for the Champawat Man-eater be cancelled?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What rumors about cross dressing does Corbett refute? What does he say is the truth?

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

4. 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.

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

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

7. What happens when Corbett first gets a shot at the Bachelor of Powalgarh?

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Corbett refers many times to an unexplained feeling of danger that warns him when a tiger is nearby. Write an essay about extra-sensory perception.

Part 1. Describe the "feeling of danger" that Corbett experiences many times in his stories. Is Corbett's experience a common one?

Part 2. Explain what extra-sensory perception is, and the various forms it is reportedly experienced.

Part 3. Discuss the scientific approach that has been taken to explain ESP and the results.

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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