Man-eaters of Kumaon Test | Final 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. Why does the tiger leave the base of Corbett's tree?

2. Who does the Thak man-eater cow into silence when they shout at her?

3. What is Corbett's first strategy to hunt the man-eater of Mohan?

4. Who comes to see Corbett nearly as soon as he arrives.

5. Which of the following is NOT something that Corbett says can be determined by examining a tiger's scratchmarks?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Corbett forced to leave the fish? What does he do with it when he leaves?

2. Why is the setting particularly relevant to the story The Fish of My Dreams?

3. Summarize the story Corbett tells of bravery in the chapter about the Kanda man-eater.

4. What alarms the Pipal Pani tiger and his mate of Corbett's approach? Give details.

5. What does Corbett mean when he says he sets out to follow the "drag" of the Mohan man-eater? Why does he say this term is misleading?

6. What does Corbett hear from the village of Thak when he sitting out over a dead buffalo waiting for the tiger to return? Why is this unusual? Where does it come from and what do people say it was?

7. Describe how Corbett finally encounters the Thak man-eater?

8. Describe Corbett's first encounter with the man-eater of Mohan when he senses him above the road on the overhang.

9. What encounter does Corbett have with a hamadryad or a cobra while he is hunting the Kanda man-eater? What happens and why does Corbett feel better afterwards?

10. What unexpected thing does the Pipal Pani tiger do when he gets shot in the shoulder?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Write an essay about tiger development.

Part 1. Describe the infancy of tigers. Where are litters usually born? How many are there in a usual litter? How long until a young tiger can leave the den?

Part 2. Describe the adolescence of tigers. What can a young tiger do when it first starts leaving the den? How long does he continue to stay with his mother? How does he change and grow during this time?

Part 3. How long does a tiger stay an adult? When do they breed? What changes happen during the normal adult life of a tiger?

Part 4. When is a tiger considered old? What are some common ailments of aging tigers? Is the normal lifespan different for captive or wild tigers?

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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