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

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

3. What happens to the girl the Chowgarh man-eater leaves wounded?
(a) She dies weeks later of infection.
(b) She is left in the square where the tiger kills her that night.
(c) She dies minutes later.
(d) She heals.

4. How many days in all does it take Corbett to kill the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) One.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Ten.

5. Where does Corbett wait for the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) Lying down in the open.
(b) Wedged in between two rocks.
(c) None of the above.
(d) In a tree.

6. How does Corbett eventually first encounter the leopard?
(a) The leopard chases Robin across a clearing.
(b) The leopard springs at them from behind a log.
(c) He finds the leopard nearly dead in a bush.
(d) Robin springs the leopard from a bush and Corbett shoots it.

7. What happens that makes Corbett know he's picked a winner in Robin?
(a) Robin hangs onto a wounded peafowl as it runs dragging him along.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Robin joins a group of hunting dogs that cornered a leopard.
(d) Robin growls when anybody approaches Corbett.

8. 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 stalk them too.
(c) That we fight to preserve every one of our species.
(d) That we have no sense of smell.

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

10. Whose home does Corbett see when traveling from town to town in pursuit of the Chowgarh man-eater?
(a) The only survivor of a Chowarh tiger attack.
(b) None of the above.
(c) The first victim of the Chowgarh tiger, an out of town goat herd.
(d) An American hunter.

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

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

13. What is unusual about the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) His color.
(b) His teeth.
(c) His size.
(d) His intelligence.

14. Why do the Vivians miss their opportunity to kill the man-eater of Chowgarh?
(a) In the murky light they mistake it for a bear.
(b) The gun jams and does not fire.
(c) They miss the shot.
(d) The man-eater senses their presence and stays hidden.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Corbett unsuccessfully do to try and locate the wounded Bachelor of Powalgarh in dense bushes?

2. What story does Corbett tell of Robin?

3. What connects the appearance of man-eating leopards to disease epidemics?

4. What are the Chowgarh tigers doing when Corbett first sees them?

5. When do tigers sometimes hunt people?

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