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

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

3. What nerve does Robin have that he is unable to control?
(a) The twitching of his left ear.
(b) Salivating.
(c) None of the above.
(d) The one on that makes the hair on the back of his leg stand up.

4. 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) All of the above.
(c) Whether it is a male or female with cubs.
(d) The supply of natural food in the area.

5. What other animal does Corbett almost kill while hunting for the Chowgarh tigers?
(a) An old leopard that was killing cattle.
(b) A young tiger that was passing through.
(c) A leopard that had killed people in another area.
(d) A ghooral that had hurt a little girl.

6. What do Corbett and Robin do when the leopard is so inaccessible?
(a) Go home and return the next day.
(b) Have a group of men beat the leopard out for them.
(c) Climb a nearby tree and out wait the leopard.
(d) Shoot where the leopard is likely to be in hopes of hitting it or driving it out.

7. What does Corbett say about the bungalow he stayed in while in Champawat?
(a) It was the only safe place for miles.
(b) It was perfectly situated to see the valley below.
(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.

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

9. What had killed the cow that Corbett investigates when looking for the Chowgarh man-eater?
(a) A fine male leopard.
(b) A young tiger looking for territory.
(c) The Chowgarh man-eater.
(d) A bear.

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

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

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

13. Why does the little boy Corbett remembers not fear tigers when he sleeps in the woods?
(a) He was raised by a tigress.
(b) He knows tigers do not hurt people if they are left alone.
(c) He had a charm put on him as a baby to thwart tigers.
(d) He knows he is not in a tiger's territory.

14. 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.

15. 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 woman running through the woods calling to her sister.
(c) The ghosts of the tigress's victims.
(d) The tigress wailing all night after getting shot.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Corbett worry about when he sees Robin missing?

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

4. 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?

5. How does Corbett choose to approach the leopard?

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