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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 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) When he watches the place the tiger left her last victim.
(c) At a watering hole on his way out of town.
(d) When the tiger circles the village he is in.

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

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

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

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

6. Why does Corbett ask that the government rewards for the Champawat Man-eater be cancelled?
(a) He knows India can't afford it.
(b) He feels that people would come to disrespect tigers.
(c) He's afraid it will cause people to try and "make" man-eaters to be killed for reward.
(d) He does not want to be classified as a reward hunter or risk being shot by other hunters.

7. What had killed the cow that Corbett investigates when looking for the Chowgarh man-eater?
(a) A bear.
(b) The Chowgarh man-eater.
(c) A fine male leopard.
(d) A young tiger looking for territory.

8. Why do the Vivians miss their opportunity to kill the man-eater of Chowgarh?
(a) The gun jams and does not fire.
(b) They miss the shot.
(c) In the murky light they mistake it for a bear.
(d) The man-eater senses their presence and stays hidden.

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

10. Which of the following is NOT a natural circumstance which may incite any tiger to kill a human?
(a) A tiger on a fresh kill.
(b) A tigress with small cubs.
(c) A person entering the tiger's territory.
(d) A wounded tiger.

11. What reputation does Corbett admit to having earned?
(a) Being keener on photographing animals than killing them.
(b) Being a trophy and reward hunter.
(c) Being short tempered.
(d) Being difficult to work with in the field.

12. What do the men from Champawat report having heard and seen?
(a) The tigress wailing all night after getting shot.
(b) The ghosts of the tigress's victims.
(c) The tigress carrying a naked woman in its mouth as she wailed and screamed for help.
(d) The woman running through the woods calling to her sister.

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

14. What did the tigress of Muktesar do with the first person she killed?
(a) Took it to her cubs.
(b) Left it.
(c) Ate a few bites.
(d) Devoured it.

15. 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 sees the pugmarks when out walking Robin.
(c) From other big game hunters who failed to shoot him.
(d) He comes across him accidentally in the forest.

Short Answer Questions

1. What drove the tigress of Muktesar to start eating human flesh?

2. 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?

3. What tactic does Corbett decide to try when pursuing the tigress of Champawat is unsuccessful?

4. How many people does the tigress of Champawat kill in all?

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

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