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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. When did the tigress of Muktesar start killing people specifically for her to eat?
(a) Her first victim.
(b) Her second victim.
(c) Her third victim.
(d) Only after her cubs were grown.

2. What does Corbett worry about as he re-approaches the wounded leopard?
(a) That someone else had come and killed and taken the leopard.
(b) That so many gunshots would ruin the skin.
(c) That the leopard may be suffering greatly.
(d) That the leopard may have moved.

3. What is Robin's pedigree?
(a) None of the above.
(b) A well known and respected line of working dogs.
(c) Son of a legendary Indian hunting dog.
(d) Imported English hound.

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

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

6. What does Corbett say about assuming a tiger is a man-eater?
(a) It is best to give the tiger the benefit of the doubt.
(b) All of the above.
(c) The circumstance must be understood.
(d) A post-mortem on the victim is important before assuming the death was caused by a tiger.

7. When Robin backs away from the clerodendron bush, what does Corbett know this means?
(a) He lost the scent trail.
(b) He can't see into the bush and wishes to be carried.
(c) The tiger is in the bush.
(d) There are monkeys in the bush.

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

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

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

11. 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) None of the above.
(c) The twitching of his left ear.
(d) Salivating.

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

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

14. 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) Corbett finds some old pictures of Robin.
(d) Robin dies.

15. 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 full grown cub.
(d) It is accompanied by a mate.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When does Corbett return to the spot where he shot the leopard?

3. What did the tigress of Muktesar do with the first person she killed?

4. What does Corbett say plays an important part in the sport of hunting man-eaters?

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

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