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

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

3. Which of the following is NOT a natural circumstance which may incite any tiger to kill a human?
(a) A tigress with small cubs.
(b) A tiger on a fresh kill.
(c) A wounded tiger.
(d) A person entering the tiger's territory.

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

5. Why does the little boy Corbett remembers not fear tigers when he sleeps in the woods?
(a) He knows tigers do not hurt people if they are left alone.
(b) He was raised by a tigress.
(c) He knows he is not in a tiger's territory.
(d) He had a charm put on him as a baby to thwart tigers.

Short Answer Questions

1. When do tigers sometimes hunt people?

2. When Corbett finally overtakes the wounded Bachelor of Powalgarh, how is he moving through the forest?

3. How many days in all does it take Corbett to kill the Bachelor of Powalgarh?

4. What does Corbett worry about when he sees Robin missing?

5. How does Corbett eventually first encounter the leopard?

Short Essay Questions

1. What run-in does the labor camp have with the man-eater of Thak? What happens?

2. 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?

3. Who does Corbett find when he is on the trail of the Bachelor of Powalgarh? What does he help do and what does he get asked to do?

4. Describe the night Corbett spends in a tree waiting for the Kanda man-eater. What happens at night and how does it end?

5. Tell the story of the second wounded victim of the Chawgarh tiger that Corbett sees. How was she attacked and how did she return to town? What happens to her?

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

7. How does an old lady and a sixteen year old girl end up on the ledge of a cliff? What happens?

8. What bothers Corbett about the way he kills the man-eater of Mohan? Why? What reasons does he give to justify his actions?

9. Why does Corbett think that he might be able to lure the tiger to him by calling? How does his attempt go, and how does he explain the results?

10. What story does Corbett recount about the first time he took Robin out hunting as a puppy? What was Corbett's reaction to what happened?

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