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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. It most cases, which of the following best characterizes the tiger's change from animal to human flesh?
(a) Instinctual.
(b) Defensive.
(c) Accidental.
(d) Rancorous.

2. When do tigers sometimes hunt people?
(a) When their diet is low in salt.
(b) When they are compelled to through stress of circumstance.
(c) When people start to work in their territory.
(d) After they have been shot at by hunters.

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that Corbett says worked to his advantage when he finally came face to face with the Chowgarh man-eater?
(a) That he is carrying a very light rifle.
(b) Nightjar eggs in his left hand.
(c) The tiger being a man-eater.
(d) His sudden surge of adrenaline and fast reflexes.

4. What does Corbett say plays an important part in the sport of hunting man-eaters?
(a) The wind and a good hunting dog.
(b) Monkeys and luck.
(c) All of the above.
(d) The other beings of the forest and the wind.

5. What had killed the cow that Corbett investigates when looking for the Chowgarh man-eater?
(a) A fine male leopard.
(b) A bear.
(c) The Chowgarh man-eater.
(d) A young tiger looking for territory.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Why do the Vivians miss their opportunity to kill the man-eater of Chowgarh?

4. What conclusion does Corbett draw from differences between man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?

5. Why does Corbett ask that the government rewards for the Champawat Man-eater be cancelled?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Explain what happens when Corbett takes the skin of the tigress of Champawat to the woman that had pursued it when it carried off her sister.

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

5. How does the bear hunt start when Corbett is out shooting ghooral for the village? What happens in the bear hunt and how do they eventually kill the bear?

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

7. 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.

8. Give some examples of situations in which a tiger might kill a human being but not be a man-eater.

9. Describe the affliction of the tigress of Muktesar and circumstance of her first human kills.

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

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