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 does Corbett learn from the Chital?

2. Who is being threatened by the Bachelor of Powalgarh when Corbett comes across them?

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

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

5. What part of the Bachelor of Powalgarh does Corbett find after shooting him?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

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

3. 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?

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

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

6. Why is it important for Corbett to bring the family back any part, no matter how small. of a body that was taken away by a tiger?

7. What happened to other hunters that nearly were able to shoot the Bachelor of Powalgarh? Tell how he escaped twice despite being only feet away from seasoned hunters that were hunting him.

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

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

10. 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.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the relationship between hunting and conservation?

Part 1. Historically, what role have hunters played in the creation of legislation for conservation?

Part 2. Write about several people who were both well known hunters and conservationists.

Part 3. What role do hunters today play in conservation?

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

Write an essay about malaria and its role in history.

Part 1. What is malaria? Give a description of the biology of the disease.

Part 2. Who is susceptible to malaria? Describe how malaria is transmitted, who is most at risk, and why.

Part 3. What measures can be taken to prevent or treat malaria?

Part 4. What role has malaria played in a historical event? How might it have changed history?

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