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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. Which of the following best characterizes the Bachelor of Powalgarh?

2. What does Corbett say he has noted about the coats of man-eaters?

3. Who comes to visit Corbett as soon as he arrives on the scene to hunt the Chowgarh tigers?

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

5. What does Corbett finally kill the bear they chase with?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain what happens when Robin first chases a langur monkey? What did Robin learn?

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

3. 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?

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

5. What does Corbett attempt to do by climbing a tree while stalking the Bachelor of Powalgarh? Is he successful?

6. Tell the story of the second wounded victim of the Chawgarh tiger that Corbett sees. How was she attacked and how did she return to town? What happens to her?

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

8. Describe the affliction of the tigress of Muktesar and circumstance of her first human kills.

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about Hinduism.

Part 1. Describe a general overview of the religion including number of followers and primary regions of the world where it is practiced.

Part 2. Write about the various different types of Hinduism and how they differ from each other.

Part 3. What are some of the major concepts and deities of Hinduism?

Part 4. What common Hindu notions, words, or practices have been incorporated into our society?

Essay Topic 2

Corbett implies in the beginning of the final chapter "Just Tigers," that shooting wildlife with a camera is infinitely harder than shooting them with a gun. Write an essay about wildlife photography.

Part 1. Describe the field of wild animal photography and film making.

Part 2. Give some examples of some extraordinary shots caught in the wild in pictures or on film.

Part 3. What are the challenges of wildlife photography?

Part 4. What techniques do people use to overcome the challenges of photographing or filming wild animals?

Essay Topic 3

Jim Corbett was similar in many ways to Theodore Roosevelt. Write an essay about Theodore Roosevelt.

Part 1. Give a short biography of Theodore Roosevelt's life, including a brief synopsis of his political career.

Part 2. Describe Theodore Roosevelt as a hunter and outdoors man.

Part 3. How was Roosevelt a leader in conservation? What legacy of conservation did he leave behind?

Part 4. How are Jim Corbett and Theodore Roosevelt alike?

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