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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. 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) A tiger of the most unusual color.
(d) The youngest man-eater.

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

3. What is Corbett's overwhelming feeling immediately after he gets his first shot at the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) Fear.
(b) Regret.
(c) Relief.
(d) Anger.

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

5. What do Corbett and Robin do when the leopard is so inaccessible?
(a) Go home and return the next day.
(b) Climb a nearby tree and out wait the leopard.
(c) Have a group of men beat the leopard out for them.
(d) Shoot where the leopard is likely to be in hopes of hitting it or driving it out.

6. Who is being threatened by the Bachelor of Powalgarh when Corbett comes across them?
(a) The dak runner.
(b) A group of women cutting grass.
(c) A man and his buffalos.
(d) Two big game hunters who ran out of ammunition.

7. 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.

8. Who does Corbett go fetch to help him retrieve the body of the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) The other big game hunters.
(b) None of the above
(c) The owner of the water fuffalo.
(d) His sister and a party of twenty men.

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

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

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

12. Whose home does Corbett see when traveling from town to town in pursuit of the Chowgarh man-eater?
(a) The first victim of the Chowgarh tiger, an out of town goat herd.
(b) An American hunter.
(c) The only survivor of a Chowarh tiger attack.
(d) None of the above.

13. 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) All of the above.
(c) When unresticted slaughter of game deprives them of their food.
(d) When there is an overpopulation of leopards.

14. Where is the last chance Corbett has to get a shot at the man-eater of Chowgarh on his first visit?
(a) At a watering hole on his way out of town.
(b) When he watches the place the tiger left her last victim.
(c) From a ridge the night before his departure.
(d) When the tiger circles the village he is in.

15. How does Corbett eventually first encounter the leopard?
(a) He finds the leopard nearly dead in a bush.
(b) The leopard chases Robin across a clearing.
(c) Robin springs the leopard from a bush and Corbett shoots it.
(d) The leopard springs at them from behind a log.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Corbett decide to go home after wounding the leopard?

2. In what state does Corbett find the people of Pali when he arrives?

3. How does the tigress come to be the Champawat Man-eater?

4. How many days in all does it take Corbett to kill the Bachelor of Powalgarh?

5. Which of the following is NOT something that a tiger depends on for the success of its attack when killing its prey?

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