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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. How had the Champawat tigress killed the last victim prior to Corbett's arrival?
(a) Pulled her off a path from the next village.
(b) Snuck into her house and drug her away at night.
(c) Jumped on her while she was cutting grass.
(d) Pulled her down by a foot while she was climbing out of a tree.

2. Where does Corbett first see the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) After many days of stalking him.
(b) From the window of a train.
(c) While hunting a man-eater in a neighboring province.
(d) In a beautiful glade near his home.

3. 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) The leopard is near death.
(d) A second leopard showed up.

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

5. What does Corbett say about the bungalow he stayed in while in Champawat?
(a) It was so uncomfortable he considered spending the night in the forest.
(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 the only safe place for miles.

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

7. How does Corbett choose to approach the leopard?
(a) He circles around him, spiraling inward.
(b) Creeping toward him in the cover of a fallen log.
(c) With all the men in long line moving forward together.
(d) He sends Robin first to scare him out of cover.

8. Where does Corbett spend his first night in pursuit of the Chowgrarh tiger?
(a) In the village square comforting the locals.
(b) Up a tree.
(c) In a luxury tourist bungalow.
(d) None of the above.

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

10. 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.

11. Why does Corbett ask that the government rewards for the Champawat Man-eater be cancelled?
(a) He feels that people would come to disrespect tigers.
(b) He does not want to be classified as a reward hunter or risk being shot by other hunters.
(c) He's afraid it will cause people to try and "make" man-eaters to be killed for reward.
(d) He knows India can't afford it.

12. Who was Robin amongst the litter?
(a) The only one with no white on him.
(b) The smallest and thinnest.
(c) The only one left.
(d) The largest and most aggressive.

13. What difference is there between the kills of man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?
(a) The leopards eat less of the victim.
(b) The tigers remove their victims from the kill site.
(c) None of the above.
(d) The tigers kill during the day and the leopards at night.

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

15. When does Robin disappear?
(a) When all the other dogs swarm the leopard.
(b) When the leopard swats him with a paw.
(c) When all the men open fire.
(d) When they can hear the leopard charging at them but can't see it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Corbett and Robin do when the leopard is so inaccessible?

2. What is unusual about the Bachelor of Powalgarh?

3. Which of the following, according to Corbett, best characterizes a tiger?

4. When do tigers sometimes hunt people?

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

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