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

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

3. What does Corbett decide to do before following the blood trail from the leopard?
(a) Tie Robin to a tree.
(b) Make a plan with the other men.
(c) Listen to the jungle sounds to see what he could tell about the leopard.
(d) Clean his rifle.

4. Whose aid does Corbett unsuccessfully enlist to find the wounded Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) The other big game hunters after him.
(b) A band of monkeys.
(c) A small herd of water buffalo.
(d) All of his men.

5. Why does Corbett decide to go home after wounding the leopard?
(a) He thinks the leopard would die shortly.
(b) He needs to get Robin.
(c) He needs more men.
(d) It is getting close to dark.

6. 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 claws.
(b) Hearing.
(c) Condition of teeth.
(d) Speed.

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

8. 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 the same.
(b) It is much, much, more.
(c) It is slightly more.
(d) It is slightly less.

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

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

11. What is a popular belief about man-eating tigers that Corbett claims is untrue?
(a) That they do not eat the head, hands, and feet of human victims.
(b) That they only attack at night.
(c) That they prefer to attack a person from the front.
(d) None of the above.

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

13. What does Corbett decide to do when stalking the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) Take only a light manueverable rifle.
(b) Lure the tiger to him.
(c) Ambush the tiger at a water hole.
(d) Dress as woman working in the field.

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

15. Why do leopards, who are to a certain extent scavengers, become man-eaters?
(a) When there is an overpopulation of leopards.
(b) All of the above.
(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. Who is being threatened by the Bachelor of Powalgarh when Corbett comes across them?

2. Which of the following is NOT a natural circumstance which may incite any tiger to kill a human?

3. How does Corbett eventually first encounter the leopard?

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?

5. Who does Corbett go fetch to help him retrieve the body of the Bachelor of Powalgarh?

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