Short Essay Answer Key
1. How did the villagers stop wild animals from getting into their houses?
The villagers prevented wild animals from entering their houses by building a trench around the perimeter of their house. The house then could only be entered by crossing a bamboo bridge to the front door. This bridge was pullied in during the night.
2. How did the villagers travel from other villages and towns?
To get to the nearest town, the villagers had to walk a short distance across the mountains. There were also other hamlets nearby, and they rowed down the river and back to these hamlets.
3. Why were tigers such a nuisance to the villagers?
Tigers were such a nuisance to the village because they would attack and eat the villagers' cattle. They were their most dangerous, however, when they were old and found it easier to hunt humans...
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