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Jim Corbett (hunter)
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What keeps the exhausted Corbett awake when he finally returns to town after killing the first tiger?
(a) News of another person killed by the tiger.
(b) The second tiger circling the village and calling.
(c) A violent storm.
(d) The villagers celebrating the death of the tiger.

2. What does Corbett find from the little girl the tigress of Champawat carried off?
(a) All of the above.
(b) A leg from below the knee.
(c) A blue necklace.
(d) A sari.

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

4. What affect did the tiger turning on her have on the sister that pursued it?
(a) She died of a heart attack.
(b) She threw up.
(c) She lost her power of speech.
(d) She became religious.

5. When does Corbett return to the spot where he shot the leopard?
(a) Late that afternoon.
(b) Two days later.
(c) Just agout an hour later.
(d) At dawn the next morning.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Corbett decide to do before following the blood trail from the leopard?

3. What physical ailment does Robin have that limits his abilities?

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

5. Whose home does Corbett see when traveling from town to town in pursuit of the Chowgarh man-eater?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the group of twenty men not pursue the woman they saw carried off? What happened when a rescue party did search for her?

2. What goes wrong with the beat that Corbett plans to drive the tigress down a gorge? How does it all work out?

3. How does Corbett attempt to use water buffalo to help him stalk the Bachelor of Powalgarh? What happens?

4. Describe how Corbett shoots three ghooral mountain goats on his first outing with some men from Pali. What was their reaction? Why?

5. Explain how the chital is both a help and a hindrance to Corbett as he stalks the wounded leopard with Robin.

6. Explain what happens when Corbett uses a buffalo to lure the tiger and waits for it on a rock ledge. What do the villagers discover.

7. What does the author give as the reason for the difference in hunting habits of man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?

8. What does Corbett attempt to do by climbing a tree while stalking the Bachelor of Powalgarh? Is he successful?

9. Explain the encounter the author has a young boy with a tiger in the forest.

10. What happened to other hunters that nearly were able to shoot the Bachelor of Powalgarh? Tell how he escaped twice despite being only feet away from seasoned hunters that were hunting him.

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