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Jim Corbett (hunter)
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the tigress of Muktesar do with the first person she killed?
(a) Ate a few bites.
(b) Devoured it.
(c) Took it to her cubs.
(d) Left it.

2. What does Corbett unsuccessfully do to try and locate the wounded Bachelor of Powalgarh in dense bushes?
(a) Light a fire that would creep across the area.
(b) Shoot into the bushes with small shotgun shot.
(c) Drive monkeys into the area.
(d) Send for Robin.

3. What does Corbett find exasperating about one of the men that guides in Champawat?
(a) The man brags he could kill the man-eater tiger if given the chance.
(b) He says Corbett's gun is insufficient.
(c) He can't walk and talk at the same time.
(d) He is convinced Corbett will die that day.

4. What are the Chowgarh tigers doing when Corbett first sees them?
(a) Sleeping in the sunshine.
(b) Stalking a young girl.
(c) Wrestling together.
(d) Fighting over part of a kill.

5. What does Corbett deduce from the two wounded women that returned home after being attacked by the Chowgarh tiger?
(a) The tiger was wounded.
(b) The other tiger was the experienced man-eater.
(c) The tiger had depended on the cub to make the kills.
(d) The tiger was attacking for vengeance, not hunger.

6. What does Corbett find when he goes to investigate a report of a tiger killing a cow in a village near to Champawat?
(a) Indication it was one of the man-eater tigress's cubs.
(b) No information that could explain what happened.
(c) A cow killed by a leopard.
(d) Evidence that it was the man-eater tigress.

7. Where is the last chance Corbett has to get a shot at the man-eater of Chowgarh on his first visit?
(a) At a watering hole on his way out of town.
(b) When the tiger circles the village he is in.
(c) From a ridge the night before his departure.
(d) When he watches the place the tiger left her last victim.

8. Where does the wounded leopard go with Corbett and Robin tracking close behind?
(a) Into a large cluster of rocks.
(b) Up a tree.
(c) Into a dense, nearly impassable part of the forest.
(d) Into a large lantana bush.

9. What does Corbet wedge into his door to get ventilation but keep the tiger out?
(a) A weaving loom.
(b) Chairs.
(c) His saddle and gun.
(d) Thorn bushes.

10. What happens while Corbett is writing the story about Robin?
(a) Robin begs and begs to go out hunting.
(b) Robin's puppies are born.
(c) Corbett finds some old pictures of Robin.
(d) Robin dies.

11. What was the total number of people the tigress of Muktesar ended up killing?
(a) Two.
(b) Twenty-four.
(c) Over four hundred.
(d) None of the above.

12. Why does Corbett decide to go home after wounding the leopard?
(a) He needs to get Robin.
(b) He needs more men.
(c) He thinks the leopard would die shortly.
(d) It is getting close to dark.

13. What does Corbett find from the little girl the tigress of Champawat carried off?
(a) A leg from below the knee.
(b) A sari.
(c) All of the above.
(d) A blue necklace.

14. Which of the following is NOT something that a tiger depends on for the success of its attack when killing its prey?
(a) Condition of teeth.
(b) Condition of claws.
(c) Hearing.
(d) Speed.

15. What is Corbett's overwhelming feeling immediately after he gets his first shot at the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) Anger.
(b) Relief.
(c) Fear.
(d) Regret.

Short Answer Questions

1. What physical ailment does Robin have that limits his abilities?

2. What tale about himself does Corbett refute?

3. How does Corbet spend the first night in Pali?

4. Why does the little boy Corbett remembers not fear tigers when he sleeps in the woods?

5. Why do leopards, who are to a certain extent scavengers, become man-eaters?

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