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

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

3. What are the Chowgarh tigers doing when Corbett first sees them?
(a) Stalking a young girl.
(b) Fighting over part of a kill.
(c) Wrestling together.
(d) Sleeping in the sunshine.

4. When does Robin disappear?
(a) When the leopard swats him with a paw.
(b) When all the other dogs swarm the leopard.
(c) When they can hear the leopard charging at them but can't see it.
(d) When all the men open fire.

5. What connects the appearance of man-eating leopards to disease epidemics?
(a) The change in livestock management.
(b) None of the above.
(c) One of the Hindu traditions of disposing of the dead.
(d) The human population is easier prey.

Short Answer Questions

1. What story does Corbett tell of Robin?

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

3. When Robin backs away from the clerodendron bush, what does Corbett know this means?

4. Where does the wounded leopard go with Corbett and Robin tracking close behind?

5. Who is being threatened by the Bachelor of Powalgarh when Corbett comes across them?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What rumors about cross dressing does Corbett refute? What does he say is the truth?

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

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

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

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

10. 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?

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