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

2. What other animal does Corbett almost kill while hunting for the Chowgarh tigers?
(a) A ghooral that had hurt a little girl.
(b) A young tiger that was passing through.
(c) A leopard that had killed people in another area.
(d) An old leopard that was killing cattle.

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

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

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

6. What does Corbet wedge into his door to get ventilation but keep the tiger out?
(a) Chairs.
(b) A weaving loom.
(c) Thorn bushes.
(d) His saddle and gun.

7. What does Corbett say about the cubs of man-eaters?
(a) They are especially aggressive.
(b) They will automatically become man-eaters.
(c) They usually die young.
(d) He has never seen them become man-eaters.

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

9. 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.

10. What does Corbett deduce from the two wounded women that returned home after being attacked by the Chowgarh tiger?
(a) The other tiger was the experienced man-eater.
(b) The tiger was attacking for vengeance, not hunger.
(c) The tiger was wounded.
(d) The tiger had depended on the cub to make the kills.

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

12. What story does Corbett tell of Robin?
(a) None of the above.
(b) The time Robin saved his life.
(c) The time Robin faced down a leopard.
(d) The one time Robin left him in a tight corner.

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Corbett eventually first encounter the leopard?

2. What does Corbett find from the little girl the tigress of Champawat carried off?

3. What does Corbett say about assuming a tiger is a man-eater?

4. What keeps the exhausted Corbett awake when he finally returns to town after killing the first tiger?

5. Where does Corbett spend his first night in pursuit of the Chowgrarh tiger?

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