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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. When Robin backs away from the clerodendron bush, what does Corbett know this means?
(a) He can't see into the bush and wishes to be carried.
(b) He lost the scent trail.
(c) There are monkeys in the bush.
(d) The tiger is in the bush.

3. It most cases, which of the following best characterizes the tiger's change from animal to human flesh?
(a) Defensive.
(b) Instinctual.
(c) Accidental.
(d) Rancorous.

4. What physical ailment does Robin have that limits his abilities?
(a) A weak heart.
(b) A blind eye.
(c) Hip dysplasia.
(d) Near sightedness.

5. What does Corbett say plays an important part in the sport of hunting man-eaters?
(a) The wind and a good hunting dog.
(b) All of the above.
(c) Monkeys and luck.
(d) The other beings of the forest and the wind.

6. What does Corbett says tigers do not know about people?
(a) That it is technology, and not nature, that makes us strong.
(b) That we have no sense of smell.
(c) That we stalk them too.
(d) That we fight to preserve every one of our species.

7. 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) That he is carrying a very light rifle.
(c) Nightjar eggs in his left hand.
(d) His sudden surge of adrenaline and fast reflexes.

8. What does Corbett say about the bungalow he stayed in while in Champawat?
(a) It was perfectly situated to see the valley below.
(b) It was the only safe place for miles.
(c) That there is another story "beyond the laws of nature" to tell of it.
(d) It was so uncomfortable he considered spending the night in the forest.

9. When Corbett finally overtakes the wounded Bachelor of Powalgarh, how is he moving through the forest?
(a) Crawling on his stomach.
(b) Running at full speed.
(c) Crashing blindly through the underbrush.
(d) Riding a water buffalo.

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

11. Who is being threatened by the Bachelor of Powalgarh when Corbett comes across them?
(a) The dak runner.
(b) Two big game hunters who ran out of ammunition.
(c) A man and his buffalos.
(d) A group of women cutting grass.

12. Which of the following is NOT a natural circumstance which may incite any tiger to kill a human?
(a) A tigress with small cubs.
(b) A tiger on a fresh kill.
(c) A wounded tiger.
(d) A person entering the tiger's territory.

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

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

15. What does Corbett learn from the Chital?
(a) The leopard is alive and moving.
(b) The wounded leopard was sighted miles from the spot.
(c) A second leopard showed up.
(d) The leopard is near death.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Corbett eventually first encounter the leopard?

2. What does Corbett find exasperating about one of the men that guides in Champawat?

3. What keeps the exhausted Corbett awake when he finally returns to town after killing the first tiger?

4. What does Corbett deduce from the two wounded women that returned home after being attacked by the Chowgarh tiger?

5. What conclusion does Corbett draw from differences between man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?

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