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. After having very little success using buffalo as lures, what does Corbett try using?

2. How does Corbett get a hold of the fish?

3. What indication does Corbett find that the latest victim of the tiger was not looked for after being taken?

4. What brings the tiger to the base of the tree Corbett is sitting in?

5. Why does Corbett need to kill a snake before hunting a man-eater?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the encounter Corbett has on the trail with the woman filling a water jug. What is he happy he has accomplished?

2. What run-in does the labor camp have with the man-eater of Thak? What happens?

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

4. What were Corbett's initial plans for the sleeping arrangement in Mohan? How and why were they changed?

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

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

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

8. 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?

9. Why does Corbett experience mixed emotions after shooting the Pipal Pani tiger?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about the British occupation of India.

Part 1. When, how, and why did the British occupy India? How did this benefit Great Britain and what consequences were there for India?

Part 2. Describe British / Indian relations up to and including World War 1. Explain the motives for the choices India made. Was this what the English were expecting?

Part 3. What happened after World War 1? Describe the Indian fight for independence.

Part 4. When did the British leave? How has India fared since they left? What might India have been like without the occupation?

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

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?

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