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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. How effective is sitting out over kills for Corbett when hunting the Thak man-eater?
(a) Not at all.
(b) He sees the tiger regularly but never gets a shot.
(c) He had a perfect opportunity which he missed.
(d) The tiger circled each time but sensed his presence.

2. What do the townspeople of Thak decide to do?
(a) Raise mony to pay Corbett.
(b) Abandon their town until the man-eater is killed.
(c) Build a fence around their town.
(d) Enlist the help of a holy man to drive away the tiger spirit.

3. What animal does Corbett see and wish he could photograph in the story about the fish of his dreams?
(a) A langur.
(b) A ghooral.
(c) A water fowl.
(d) A python.

4. What does a friend bring to Corbett from the scene where the tiger was shot at night?
(a) Some hairs.
(b) A bone shard.
(c) A claw.
(d) A tooth.

5. What does Corbett say has altered as much as ladies fashion over the years?
(a) Fishing rods and tackle.
(b) His excuses to stay out late.
(c) The kinds of fish in the river.
(d) His reasons for loving nature.

6. Why does Corbett give up trying to film his subject?
(a) The subject disappears.
(b) The tigress gets hostile.
(c) He gets tired.
(d) The light gets bad.

7. What does Corbett go to when he sees the Pipal Pani tiger and its mate?
(a) A tall rock overlooking a neighboring valley.
(b) None of the above.
(c) A road accident.
(d) A vulture in a tree.

8. Which of the following is a theory that Corbett develops about why the Thak tigress had become a man-eater?
(a) She had a severe mineral deficiency.
(b) The logging in the area was driving away her prey.
(c) None of the above.
(d) She had helped a previously killed man-eater hunt and eat its victims.

9. What is Corbett trying to film out in the submontane valley?
(a) None of the above.
(b) A python.
(c) A rare butterfly.
(d) A tigress and her cubs.

10. What does Corbett realize after reeling in sixty yards of the fishing line?
(a) There is a branch wrapped in his line.
(b) None of the above.
(c) The fish is still on the line.
(d) He did not use bait.

11. What does the father do when he realizes his son is missing?
(a) Send a telegram to Corbett.
(b) Gather a group to go on a tiger hunt.
(c) Searches all night in the wilderness for him.
(d) Weep uncontrollably.

12. What does Corbett worry the Pipal Pani tiger will do after being wounded?
(a) Hole up and die.
(b) Become a man-eater.
(c) Move to another area.
(d) Return to the village like he had before.

13. Who is with Corbett when he shoots the Thak man-eater?
(a) Ibbotson.
(b) Four men and two goats.
(c) Eight villagers from Thak.
(d) The men from the labor camp.

14. Why does Corbett chose to travel alone on the roads in the area of a man-eater?
(a) More people make more noise.
(b) It is easy to get careless in a crowd.
(c) The fear of other people makes him nervous.
(d) He feels to responsible for everyone else.

15. How does the Pipal Pani tiger get wounded in the shoulder?
(a) He isn't careful returning to a kill and gets shot.
(b) A fight with a leopard.
(c) He gets shot when attacking cattle.
(d) A fight with another tiger.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who comes to see Corbett nearly as soon as he arrives.

2. Why does the tiger leave the base of Corbett's tree?

3. Why did the young man and a group of men venture far from the village?

4. Which of the following is NOT something that Corbett says can be determined by examining a tiger's scratchmarks?

5. How does Corbett decide to continue his pursuit of the man-eater after his unsuccessful first encounter with him?

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