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

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

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

4. What tale about himself does Corbett refute?
(a) That he is convinced he is to die killed by a tiger.
(b) That he has killed hundreds of man-eaters.
(c) That he has killed a tiger bare handed.
(d) That on this and other occasions he dressed as a woman to attract the man-eater and killed it with sickle.

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

6. Why do leopards, who are to a certain extent scavengers, become man-eaters?
(a) When a tiger in the area becomes a man-eater.
(b) When unresticted slaughter of game deprives them of their food.
(c) All of the above.
(d) When there is an overpopulation of leopards.

7. When does Corbett return to the spot where he shot the leopard?
(a) Two days later.
(b) Late that afternoon.
(c) At dawn the next morning.
(d) Just agout an hour later.

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

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

10. What was the total number of people the tigress of Muktesar ended up killing?
(a) None of the above.
(b) Twenty-four.
(c) Two.
(d) Over four hundred.

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

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

13. Who does Corbett go fetch to help him retrieve the body of the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) The other big game hunters.
(b) His sister and a party of twenty men.
(c) The owner of the water fuffalo.
(d) None of the above

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the tigress of Muktesar do with the first person she killed?

2. What do the men from Champawat report having heard and seen?

3. What tactic does Corbett decide to try when pursuing the tigress of Champawat is unsuccessful?

4. Why does the little boy Corbett remembers not fear tigers when he sleeps in the woods?

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

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