Special Sub-Topic: Rikki-Tikki-Trivia
|How did Rikki meet Teddy and his family?|
He was washed down by a storm to the family's bungalow.. Teddy's first words to him were, "Here's a dead mongoose. Let's have a funeral."
|What is the tailorbird's name?|
Darzee. Ah, Darzee. The only thing that triumphs over his stupidity is his impromptu singing.
|What country is the story set in?|
India. Segowlee, India, to be exact.
|What country is Teddy's family from?|
England. Teddy's father was part of the colonization.
|Who penned "Rikki-tikki-tavi"?|
Rudyard Kipling. He also wrote "The Thousandth Man", "The Jungle Book", and the story "Baa Baa Blacksheep".
|What species of snake were Nag and Nagaina?|
Cobra. The scientific name is 'Ophiophagus Hannah'. It is the largest poisonous snake in the world.
|Teddy gave Rikki-tikki-tavi his name.|
f. Throughout the story, Rikki is only addressed as "the mongoose" by the humans. In the animated film, the family gives him the name.
|What is Chuchundra's cousin's name?|
Chua. Chua is a rat who had a penchant for gossip, that would eventually save Teddy's family.
|How did Rikki get Nagaina to back away from Teddy's family in the kitchen scene?|
threatening to smash her egg if she didn't leave. "What price for a snake's egg? For a young cobra? For a young king-cobra? For the last -- the very last of the brood?"-- Rikki
|How many snakes did Rikki kill throughout the story?|
3 & three. They were Karait, Nag, and Nagaina.
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