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

2. Where does the wounded leopard go with Corbett and Robin tracking close behind?
(a) Up a tree.
(b) Into a large cluster of rocks.
(c) Into a dense, nearly impassable part of the forest.
(d) Into a large lantana bush.

3. What does Corbett worry about when he sees Robin missing?
(a) That the leopard had killed him.
(b) That Robin wouldn't make it home alone.
(c) That Robin was scared of gunfire.
(d) That the other dogs had hurt Robin.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Robin disappear?

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?

3. How does Corbett learn of the location of the Bachelor of Powalgarh when he starts to pursue him?

4. What tale about himself does Corbett refute?

5. Which of the following, according to Corbett, best characterizes a tiger?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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. 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?

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

6. 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?

7. 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?

8. 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?

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

10. What opportunity does Corbett miss when he sees just the hind leg and tail of a tiger while stalking the wounded Bachelor of Powalgarh? Why does he make the decision that he does?

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