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 does Corbett chose to travel alone on the roads in the area of a man-eater?

2. What does Corbett see first on the trail as he is stalking the man-eater of Mohan?

3. What does Corbett hear that makes him try a different tactic in his hunt for the Kanda man-eater?

4. What does Corbett hear from Thak that goes unexplained?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

What constitutes a man-eater?

Part 1. Describe the animals around the world who have been known to become man-eaters.

Part 2. Why do animals occasionally hunt human flesh? Are there general reasons or individual ones?

Part 3. Name some famous cases of man-eaters from around the world and describe how the material previously discussed applies to them individually.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about Tibet.

Part 1. Give a general overview of Tibet. Include it's location, population, and a summary that will give readers a representative idea about Tibet.

Part 2. Describe the geography and wildlife of Tibet.

Part 3. What is the current political situation of Tibet? Describe Tibet's relationship with China.

Part 4. What is the primary religion of Tibet? What world famous religious leader is from Tibet? Why does he no longer live there?

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