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

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

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

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?
(a) That he is carrying a very light rifle.
(b) Nightjar eggs in his left hand.
(c) The tiger being a man-eater.
(d) His sudden surge of adrenaline and fast reflexes.

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does Corbett say plays an important part in the sport of hunting man-eaters?
(a) The wind and a good hunting dog.
(b) The other beings of the forest and the wind.
(c) All of the above.
(d) Monkeys and luck.

11. What part of the Bachelor of Powalgarh does Corbett find after shooting him?
(a) A small piece of his skull.
(b) A strip of skin.
(c) A tooth.
(d) A toe.

12. What affect did the tiger turning on her have on the sister that pursued it?
(a) She threw up.
(b) She lost her power of speech.
(c) She died of a heart attack.
(d) She became religious.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Corbett say about the cubs of man-eaters?

2. What does Corbett decide to do when stalking the Bachelor of Powalgarh?

3. How does the tigress come to be the Champawat Man-eater?

4. What does Corbett find exasperating about one of the men that guides in Champawat?

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

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