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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. When Corbett finally overtakes the wounded Bachelor of Powalgarh, how is he moving through the forest?
(a) Crashing blindly through the underbrush.
(b) Crawling on his stomach.
(c) Riding a water buffalo.
(d) Running at full speed.

2. What difference is there between the kills of man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?
(a) The leopards eat less of the victim.
(b) None of the above.
(c) The tigers kill during the day and the leopards at night.
(d) The tigers remove their victims from the kill site.

3. What do the men from Champawat report having heard and seen?
(a) The tigress wailing all night after getting shot.
(b) The ghosts of the tigress's victims.
(c) The tigress carrying a naked woman in its mouth as she wailed and screamed for help.
(d) The woman running through the woods calling to her sister.

4. When did the tigress of Muktesar start killing people specifically for her to eat?
(a) Her second victim.
(b) Only after her cubs were grown.
(c) Her third victim.
(d) Her first victim.

5. Where does Corbett wait for the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) None of the above.
(b) Wedged in between two rocks.
(c) Lying down in the open.
(d) In a tree.

Short Answer Questions

1. What keeps the exhausted Corbett awake when he finally returns to town after killing the first tiger?

2. In what state does Corbett find the people of Pali when he arrives?

3. Which of the following is NOT something that a tiger depends on for the success of its attack when killing its prey?

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

5. How does Corbett eventually first encounter the leopard?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

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

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

4. 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.

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

6. 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?

7. What story of his own attack does the man with the mauled face tell Corbett in the Chowgarh man-eater? How did the man live?

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

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

10. 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.

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