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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 does Corbett worry about as he re-approaches the wounded leopard?
(a) That so many gunshots would ruin the skin.
(b) That the leopard may have moved.
(c) That someone else had come and killed and taken the leopard.
(d) That the leopard may be suffering greatly.

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

3. What physical ailment does Robin have that limits his abilities?
(a) A blind eye.
(b) A weak heart.
(c) Hip dysplasia.
(d) Near sightedness.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Corbett learn of the location of the Bachelor of Powalgarh when he starts to pursue him?

3. What had killed the cow that Corbett investigates when looking for the Chowgarh man-eater?

4. What other animal does Corbett almost kill while hunting for the Chowgarh tigers?

5. What does Corbett find is the cause of the Champawat tigress's need to hunt people?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain what happens when Robin first chases a langur monkey? What did Robin learn?

3. 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.

4. Why is the first girl that the Chowgarh tiger wounded not being tended to when Corbett arrives? How was she attacked and how did she get to town?

5. Tell the story of the second wounded victim of the Chawgarh tiger that Corbett sees. How was she attacked and how did she return to town? What happens to her?

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

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

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

9. What does Corbett say about the cubs of man-eaters? Why?

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

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