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. What did the Pipal Pani tiger no longer permit after his mate left?

2. Why is the killing of the Thak man-eater especially important to the Forest Department?

3. Who lost the most cattle to the Pipal Pani tiger?

4. What is missing from the first kill site that Corbett sees of the Thak man-eater?

5. What letter is included in the chapter about the Kanda man-eater?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. Describe the setting of the chapter The Fish of My Dreams.

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

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Write an essay about leopards and tigers.

Part 1. Give a general introduction to tigers and leopards, providing general information like how many there are and where they live.

Part 2. How are they similar? Discuss the many ways in which leopards and tigers are similar.

Part 3. How are they different? Despite all their similarities, tigers and leopards are quite unique. Describe how they are different from each other and the other big cats.

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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