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 does Corbett say has altered as much as ladies fashion over the years?

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

3. What is Corbett trying to film out in the submontane valley?

4. How does Corbett decide to continue his pursuit of the man-eater after his unsuccessful first encounter with him?

5. What does Corbett do when he desperately needs to cough while stalking the man-eater of Mohan?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. 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.

6. 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?

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

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

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

10. 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?

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 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 3

In the story of the man-eater of Thak, the villagers are taking care of a temple that is one of many "peethas". Write an essay about what this is and the religious story behind it.

Part 1. Introduce Hinduism, and some of the major gods and goddesses. Make sure to include Shiva and Parvati (or Sati).

Part 2. Tell the relevant story of Parvati, her father, and Shiva.

Part 3. Explain how the story relates to temple in the story, and explain the word "Peetha". Do all the Shakti Peethas have temples? What else is there?

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