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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. What does Corbett say about the bungalow he stayed in while in Champawat?

2. Why do leopards, who are to a certain extent scavengers, become man-eaters?

3. What does the Bachelor of Powalgarh do after Corbett fires his first shot at him?

4. How does Corbett eventually first encounter the leopard?

5. What difference is there between the kills of man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give some examples of situations in which a tiger might kill a human being but not be a man-eater.

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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.

8. 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?

9. What opportunity does Corbett miss when he sees just the hind leg and tail of a tiger while stalking the wounded Bachelor of Powalgarh? Why does he make the decision that he does?

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

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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