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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 act of heroism does a young woman do when the tigress carries off her sister?
(a) She runs after the tiger for a hundred yards yelling at it to let her sister go and take her instead.
(b) She tries to hang onto the tiger as it leaves with its prey.
(c) She clubs the tiger with a branch.
(d) She grabs her sister's baby from the hands of the woman as she is drug off.

2. What does Corbett say about assuming a tiger is a man-eater?
(a) It is best to give the tiger the benefit of the doubt.
(b) The circumstance must be understood.
(c) All of the above.
(d) A post-mortem on the victim is important before assuming the death was caused by a tiger.

3. 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) Evidence that it was the man-eater tigress.
(c) A cow killed by a leopard.
(d) No information that could explain what happened.

4. What is a popular belief about man-eating tigers that Corbett claims is untrue?
(a) None of the above.
(b) That they prefer to attack a person from the front.
(c) That they do not eat the head, hands, and feet of human victims.
(d) That they only attack at night.

5. What connects the appearance of man-eating leopards to disease epidemics?
(a) The change in livestock management.
(b) One of the Hindu traditions of disposing of the dead.
(c) The human population is easier prey.
(d) None of the above.

6. What is Robin's pedigree?
(a) Son of a legendary Indian hunting dog.
(b) None of the above.
(c) A well known and respected line of working dogs.
(d) Imported English hound.

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

8. What does Corbett decide to do before following the blood trail from the leopard?
(a) Listen to the jungle sounds to see what he could tell about the leopard.
(b) Tie Robin to a tree.
(c) Make a plan with the other men.
(d) Clean his rifle.

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

10. What conclusion does Corbett draw from differences between man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?
(a) Leopards are more fond of human flesh than tigers.
(b) Leopards are remarkably hard to track.
(c) Leopards are easier to catch directly after a kill.
(d) Because they are unafraid of people, tigers are easier to kill.

11. 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) The tiger being a man-eater.
(b) His sudden surge of adrenaline and fast reflexes.
(c) That he is carrying a very light rifle.
(d) Nightjar eggs in his left hand.

12. How does Corbett learn of the location of the Bachelor of Powalgarh when he starts to pursue him?
(a) From a dak runner passing his house that saw pugmarks.
(b) He sees the pugmarks when out walking Robin.
(c) He comes across him accidentally in the forest.
(d) From other big game hunters who failed to shoot him.

13. What does Corbett finally kill the bear they chase with?
(a) A shot to the head.
(b) An axe.
(c) A hunting knife.
(d) A large rock.

14. Which of the following is something that the frequency with which a man-eater will kill depends on?
(a) The nature of any disability it has.
(b) The supply of natural food in the area.
(c) Whether it is a male or female with cubs.
(d) All of the above.

15. 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) Speed.
(c) Condition of claws.
(d) Hearing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What tale about himself does Corbett refute?

2. What does Corbett say plays an important part in the sport of hunting man-eaters?

3. What does Corbett find from the little girl the tigress of Champawat carried off?

4. When do tigers sometimes hunt people?

5. Where is the last chance Corbett has to get a shot at the man-eater of Chowgarh on his first visit?

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