Question: Which author is Kipling referring to when he writes "He had 'jazzed' the motif of the "Jungle Books" and, I imagine, had thorougly enjoyed himself"?
Correct Answer He was referring, of course, to "Tarzan of the Apes". Kipling himself was inspired in a way by something he had read in childhood. "...a tale about a lion-hunter in South Africa who fell among lions who were all freemasons, and with them entered into a confederacy against some wicked baboons. I think that, too, lay dormant until the "Jungle Books" began to be born." (This, and the above quote, from "Something of Myself", 1937).
Question: Who are "The Little People of the Rocks", who Mowgli uses against the Red Dogs?
Correct Answer Mowgli leads the pack of dogs over the openings of the beehives, and then leaps to safety in Kaa's coils below. He is not stung because he had coated his body with garlic, which the bees dislike.
Question: In "Letting in the Jungle", who is Mowgli's chief ally in his destruction of the village?
Correct Answer Hathi had, years before, razed a village in revenge for being caught and wounded in a trap. He only insists that there be no killing. "My tusks were red at the sack of the fields of Bhurtpore and I would not wake that smell again."