Man-eaters of Kumaon Test | Final Test - Hard

Jim Corbett (hunter)
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the first victim of the Mohan Man-eater?

2. Why does the tiger leave the base of Corbett's tree?

3. Which of the following best characterizes how the tiger cub approached the place he had left the chital?

4. What causes the tiger to flee from the kill area in the morning after Corbett's night tree vigil?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

What is the relationship between hunting and conservation?

Part 1. Historically, what role have hunters played in the creation of legislation for conservation?

Part 2. Write about several people who were both well known hunters and conservationists.

Part 3. What role do hunters today play in conservation?

Essay Topic 3

Jim Corbett was similar in many ways to Theodore Roosevelt. Write an essay about Theodore Roosevelt.

Part 1. Give a short biography of Theodore Roosevelt's life, including a brief synopsis of his political career.

Part 2. Describe Theodore Roosevelt as a hunter and outdoors man.

Part 3. How was Roosevelt a leader in conservation? What legacy of conservation did he leave behind?

Part 4. How are Jim Corbett and Theodore Roosevelt alike?

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