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Jim Corbett (hunter)
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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) His sudden surge of adrenaline and fast reflexes.
(c) Nightjar eggs in his left hand.
(d) The tiger being a man-eater.

2. Where is the last chance Corbett has to get a shot at the man-eater of Chowgarh on his first visit?
(a) From a ridge the night before his departure.
(b) At a watering hole on his way out of town.
(c) When the tiger circles the village he is in.
(d) When he watches the place the tiger left her last victim.

3. What does Corbett say about the bungalow he stayed in while in Champawat?
(a) That there is another story "beyond the laws of nature" to tell of it.
(b) It was the only safe place for miles.
(c) It was so uncomfortable he considered spending the night in the forest.
(d) It was perfectly situated to see the valley below.

4. In what state does Corbett find the people of Pali when he arrives?
(a) In a town meeting deciding what to do about the tiger.
(b) Loading up their belongings to leave.
(c) In abject terror and locked in their homes.
(d) Furiously pounding the bush to drive the tiger away.

5. What establishes the fact that the first of the Chowgrarh tigers Corbett kills is also a man-eater?
(a) None of the above.
(b) Reports from a neighboring region where the younger tiger had killed people.
(c) Clothes found in the stomach of the tiger.
(d) That a man and wife had been killed simultaneously.

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

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

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

9. 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?
(a) It is slightly more.
(b) It is much, much, more.
(c) It is slightly less.
(d) It is the same.

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

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

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

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

14. What does Corbett find exasperating about one of the men that guides in Champawat?
(a) He can't walk and talk at the same time.
(b) He is convinced Corbett will die that day.
(c) He says Corbett's gun is insufficient.
(d) The man brags he could kill the man-eater tiger if given the chance.

15. What does Corbett finally kill the bear they chase with?
(a) An axe.
(b) A shot to the head.
(c) A large rock.
(d) A hunting knife.

Short Answer Questions

1. What story does Corbett tell of Robin?

2. What was the total number of people the tigress of Muktesar ended up killing?

3. What is unusual about the Bachelor of Powalgarh?

4. What other animal does Corbett almost kill while hunting for the Chowgarh tigers?

5. What happens that makes Corbett know he's picked a winner in Robin?

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