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. Which of the following best characterizes the size of the fish Corbett catches?

2. When Corbett hears what he believes are stones falling at night and investigates, what does he find?

3. Why is Corbett in a hurry to find the tiger as time moves on?

4. Why does Corbett give up trying to film his subject?

5. When the Pipal Pani tiger first goes briefly missing, where has he gone?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Corbett worry about Ibbotson and his men one night after they leave him to sit up over a kill at night? What happens, and why didn't Corbett do anything?

3. When Corbett waits in a tree for the Kanda man-eater, he is jerked to full awareness by a langur warning call. What does Corbett first think it is that made the langur call, and what does it turn out to be? Explain.

4. What happens when Corbett returns to the spot he left the fish?

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. Why is Corbett's feeling of relief greater than usual when he shoots the Thak man-eater?

7. Why do many men come to the area of the Thak man-eater? What are they doing there and how do they feel about the tiger? How do they show it?

8. How would you characterize the relationship between Corbett and the Pipal Pani tiger over the tiger's life?

9. Why does Corbett think that he might be able to lure the tiger to him by calling? How does his attempt go, and how does he explain the results?

10. What happens between the time that Corbett throws his line in the water and when he tosses the flopping fish onto the shore?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Corbett mentions the keeping of trophies after making a kill and he refers to other hunters doing the same. Write an essay about big game and trophy hunting.

Part 1. What is trophy hunting? Compare trophy hunting to other forms of hunting. What are some of its advantages and disadvantages?

Part 2. What are some of the more usual trophies and some of the most sought after ones?

Part 3. Where do people go to go trophy hunting? How popular is the sport? Is the industry on the rise or decline?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Many people that Corbett helped had never seen a rifle being used before his, and even in a land where man-eating tigers were wreaking havoc guns were scarce. Write a history of the development of firearms.

Part 1. Where did the first firearm originate from? What weapons were their ancestors?

Part 2. Describe the evolution of firearms from the first ones to the ones we are familiar with today. Include their migration all around the globe.

Part 3. How did firearms change the world around them?

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