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

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 sari.
(d) A blue necklace.

3. How is inter village communication maintained during the time of the Chowgarh tiger when the paths are too dangerous to use?
(a) Radio.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Shouting from high places.
(d) A serious of cables for messages.

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

5. What does Corbett deduce from the two wounded women that returned home after being attacked by the Chowgarh tiger?
(a) The tiger was attacking for vengeance, not hunger.
(b) The other tiger was the experienced man-eater.
(c) The tiger had depended on the cub to make the kills.
(d) The tiger was wounded.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who comes to visit Corbett as soon as he arrives on the scene to hunt the Chowgarh tigers?

2. Whose aid does Corbett unsuccessfully enlist to find the wounded Bachelor of Powalgarh?

3. What does Corbett finally kill the bear they chase with?

4. What happens while Corbett is writing the story about Robin?

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

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. 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?

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

5. 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?

6. Summarize the hunt for the leopard that Corbett tells which culminates in Robin leaving him in a tight corner.

7. 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?

8. 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?

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

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

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