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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 tactic does Corbett decide to try when pursuing the tigress of Champawat is unsuccessful?
(a) Snare traps.
(b) Forest fire.
(c) A beat to drive her down a narrow gorge.
(d) Poison bait.

2. What does Corbett say he has noted about the coats of man-eaters?
(a) The tigers often have bald spots.
(b) They smell.
(c) They have a tendency to be mangy.
(d) They have all been remarkably fine.

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that Corbett says worked to his advantage when he finally came face to face with the Chowgarh man-eater?
(a) Nightjar eggs in his left hand.
(b) That he is carrying a very light rifle.
(c) The tiger being a man-eater.
(d) His sudden surge of adrenaline and fast reflexes.

4. Which of the following best characterizes the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) The youngest man-eater.
(b) The most sought after big game trophy in the province.
(c) A tiger of the most unusual color.
(d) The old foe of a renowned hunter.

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

6. How does Corbet spend the first night in Pali?
(a) Barricaded in a house with everyone else.
(b) Trying to re-assure the villagers.
(c) Outside alone watching the road while his men were safe in a room.
(d) Helping the townspeople search for the tiger.

7. What reputation does Corbett admit to having earned?
(a) Being keener on photographing animals than killing them.
(b) Being difficult to work with in the field.
(c) Being short tempered.
(d) Being a trophy and reward hunter.

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

9. How many people does the tigress of Champawat kill in all?
(a) Four hundred and thirty six.
(b) Eight.
(c) Forty two.
(d) Over a thousand.

10. What establishes the fact that the first of the Chowgrarh tigers Corbett kills is also a man-eater?
(a) That a man and wife had been killed simultaneously.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Clothes found in the stomach of the tiger.
(d) Reports from a neighboring region where the younger tiger had killed people.

11. What keeps the exhausted Corbett awake when he finally returns to town after killing the first tiger?
(a) A violent storm.
(b) The second tiger circling the village and calling.
(c) The villagers celebrating the death of the tiger.
(d) News of another person killed by the tiger.

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

13. What do the men from Champawat report having heard and seen?
(a) The tigress carrying a naked woman in its mouth as she wailed and screamed for help.
(b) The tigress wailing all night after getting shot.
(c) The woman running through the woods calling to her sister.
(d) The ghosts of the tigress's victims.

14. What does Corbett find is the cause of the Champawat tigress's need to hunt people?
(a) Broken teeth from being shot.
(b) Congenital deformity.
(c) An old hip injury.
(d) Age and arthritis.

15. What does Corbett decide to do when stalking the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) Lure the tiger to him.
(b) Take only a light manueverable rifle.
(c) Dress as woman working in the field.
(d) Ambush the tiger at a water hole.

Short Answer Questions

1. What had killed the cow that Corbett investigates when looking for the Chowgarh man-eater?

2. Who does Corbett go fetch to help him retrieve the body of the Bachelor of Powalgarh?

3. What is Robin's pedigree?

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

5. How is inter village communication maintained during the time of the Chowgarh tiger when the paths are too dangerous to use?

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