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

2. How does the Pipal Pani tiger get wounded in the shoulder?

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

4. What does Corbett say he has a great distaste for?

5. Which of the following best characterizes how Corbett feels after shooting the Pipal Pani tiger?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does an old lady and a sixteen year old girl end up on the ledge of a cliff? What happens?

2. Describe the night Corbett spends in a tree waiting for the Kanda man-eater. What happens at night and how does it end?

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

4. Describe how the Pipal Pani tiger gets shot for a second time, and how the men who go in search of him unknowingly put their lives in great danger, and what may have saved them.

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

6. 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?

7. What bothers Corbett about the way he kills the man-eater of Mohan? Why? What reasons does he give to justify his actions?

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

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

10. How does the Pipal Pani tiger get injured in the head? What does Corbett see that he is able to know this?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay about Jim Corbett.

Part 1. Provide a general biography of the life of Jim Corbett.

Part 2. Explain how Jim Corbett became a hunter of man-eating tigers and leopards. Share some of his experiences.

Part 3. Describe the efforts and importance that Jim Corbett assigned to conservationism. What did he achieve and what is his legacy?

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

Two of the world's most famous man-eaters are the man-eating lions of Tsavo. They are they subject of research, books, and several Hollywood movies. Write an essay about the Tsavo lions.

Part 1. Introduce Colonel Patterson and what he was doing when his crews started having trouble with the Tsavo lions.

Part 2. Describe the devastation and terror caused by the lions. What attempts were made to stop them?

Part 3. How were the lions finally killed? Where are the skins and heads of these lions now?

Part 4. What research is being done today to determine the number of victims of these lions and to determine what might have caused them to eat humans? What are they finding?

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