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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 is unusual about the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) His color.
(b) His intelligence.
(c) His teeth.
(d) His size.

2. What happens to the girl the Chowgarh man-eater leaves wounded?
(a) She is left in the square where the tiger kills her that night.
(b) She dies minutes later.
(c) She dies weeks later of infection.
(d) She heals.

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

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

5. What happens that makes Corbett know he's picked a winner in Robin?
(a) Robin growls when anybody approaches Corbett.
(b) Robin joins a group of hunting dogs that cornered a leopard.
(c) None of the above.
(d) Robin hangs onto a wounded peafowl as it runs dragging him along.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Robin's pedigree?

2. Which of the following best characterizes the Bachelor of Powalgarh?

3. Why do leopards, who are to a certain extent scavengers, become man-eaters?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What goes wrong with the beat that Corbett plans to drive the tigress down a gorge? How does it all work out?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. What story does Corbett tell as a warning against assuming that a wounded animal is where you last saw it?

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

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

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

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

10. 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.

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