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

2. What does Corbet wedge into his door to get ventilation but keep the tiger out?
(a) Thorn bushes.
(b) Chairs.
(c) A weaving loom.
(d) His saddle and gun.

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

4. What does Corbett says tigers do not know about people?
(a) That it is technology, and not nature, that makes us strong.
(b) That we stalk them too.
(c) That we fight to preserve every one of our species.
(d) That we have no sense of smell.

5. Who was Robin amongst the litter?
(a) The only one left.
(b) The smallest and thinnest.
(c) The only one with no white on him.
(d) The largest and most aggressive.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. It most cases, which of the following best characterizes the tiger's change from animal to human flesh?

3. Where is the last chance Corbett has to get a shot at the man-eater of Chowgarh on his first visit?

4. When does Robin disappear?

5. What does Corbett decide to do when stalking the Bachelor of Powalgarh?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Corbett first gets a shot at the Bachelor of Powalgarh?

2. Why is it important for Corbett to bring the family back any part, no matter how small. of a body that was taken away by a tiger?

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

4. Explain what happens after Corbett notices that Robin is missing.

5. Explain the connection between a disease epidemic and the resurgence of man-eating leopards.

6. What story does Corbett tell as a warning against assuming that a wounded animal is where you last saw it?

7. What opportunity does Corbett miss when he sees just the hind leg and tail of a tiger while stalking the wounded Bachelor of Powalgarh? Why does he make the decision that he does?

8. Explain the circumstance in which Corbett shoots the first of the Chowgarh tigers. Why does he choose the tiger he does? Which one does he kill?

9. 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.

10. 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?

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