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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 drove the tigress of Muktesar to start eating human flesh?
(a) A woman cutting grass near her lair.
(b) An old gunshot would in her leg.
(c) Injuries from a porcupine.
(d) Mange.

2. How does the tigress come to be the Champawat Man-eater?
(a) A hunter from Champawat shot her in the hip.
(b) She arrives a man-eater from Nepal after killing two hundred people there.
(c) She is old and was driven out of her territory by a younger tiger.
(d) None of the above.

3. Which of the following is NOT something that a tiger depends on for the success of its attack when killing its prey?
(a) Hearing.
(b) Condition of teeth.
(c) Speed.
(d) Condition of claws.

4. Who comes to visit Corbett as soon as he arrives on the scene to hunt the Chowgarh tigers?
(a) A spirit man protecting the tiger.
(b) Two other large game hunters.
(c) The grandmother of the latest victim.
(d) The mayor of the township.

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

6. What tactic does Corbett decide to try when pursuing the tigress of Champawat is unsuccessful?
(a) Snare traps.
(b) A beat to drive her down a narrow gorge.
(c) Poison bait.
(d) Forest fire.

7. 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.

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

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

10. What does Corbett learn about the Chowgrarh tiger at the first village?
(a) It is accompanied by a mate.
(b) It is accompanied by a leopard.
(c) It is a mother caring for a young cub.
(d) It is accompanied by a full grown cub.

11. What does the Bachelor of Powalgarh do after Corbett fires his first shot at him?
(a) Run away.
(b) Fall over and lie still.
(c) Rip a tree to shreds.
(d) Try to attack Corbett.

12. 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.

13. What does Corbett find from the little girl the tigress of Champawat carried off?
(a) A sari.
(b) All of the above.
(c) A blue necklace.
(d) A leg from below the knee.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the length of the Bachelor of Powalgarh measured by Corbett and his sister compare to the estimates of others who had seen him years before?

2. What is Robin's pedigree?

3. How does Corbett learn of the location of the Bachelor of Powalgarh when he starts to pursue him?

4. What does Corbett worry about as he re-approaches the wounded leopard?

5. What reputation does Corbett admit to having earned?

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