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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 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 perfectly situated to see the valley below.
(d) It was so uncomfortable he considered spending the night in the forest.

2. Who comes to visit Corbett as soon as he arrives on the scene to hunt the Chowgarh tigers?
(a) The grandmother of the latest victim.
(b) Two other large game hunters.
(c) The mayor of the township.
(d) A spirit man protecting the tiger.

3. 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) Crashing blindly through the underbrush.
(d) Riding a water buffalo.

4. What does Corbett says tigers do not know about people?
(a) That we have no sense of smell.
(b) That we fight to preserve every one of our species.
(c) That it is technology, and not nature, that makes us strong.
(d) That we stalk them too.

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

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

7. What is unusual about the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) His teeth.
(b) His color.
(c) His size.
(d) His intelligence.

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

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

10. What does Corbett worry about when he sees Robin missing?
(a) That Robin was scared of gunfire.
(b) That Robin wouldn't make it home alone.
(c) That the other dogs had hurt Robin.
(d) That the leopard had killed him.

11. Which of the following, according to Corbett, best characterizes a tiger?
(a) Monarch of the forests.
(b) Aggressive and cruel.
(c) Instinctual and natural.
(d) Large hearted gentleman with boundless courage.

12. What happens that makes Corbett know he's picked a winner in Robin?
(a) None of the above.
(b) Robin joins a group of hunting dogs that cornered a leopard.
(c) Robin hangs onto a wounded peafowl as it runs dragging him along.
(d) Robin growls when anybody approaches Corbett.

13. What conclusion does Corbett draw from differences between man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?
(a) Leopards are remarkably hard to track.
(b) Because they are unafraid of people, tigers are easier to kill.
(c) Leopards are easier to catch directly after a kill.
(d) Leopards are more fond of human flesh than tigers.

14. What does Corbett find when he goes to investigate a report of a tiger killing a cow in a village near to Champawat?
(a) Evidence that it was the man-eater tigress.
(b) No information that could explain what happened.
(c) A cow killed by a leopard.
(d) Indication it was one of the man-eater tigress's cubs.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Corbett ask that the government rewards for the Champawat Man-eater be cancelled?

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

3. How had the Champawat tigress killed the last victim prior to Corbett's arrival?

4. What does Corbett worry about as he re-approaches the wounded leopard?

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

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