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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 story does Corbett tell of Robin?
(a) The time Robin saved his life.
(b) The one time Robin left him in a tight corner.
(c) None of the above.
(d) The time Robin faced down a leopard.

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

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

4. Which of the following, according to Corbett, best characterizes a tiger?
(a) Monarch of the forests.
(b) Large hearted gentleman with boundless courage.
(c) Instinctual and natural.
(d) Aggressive and cruel.

5. What does Corbett decide to do before following the blood trail from the leopard?
(a) Clean his rifle.
(b) Listen to the jungle sounds to see what he could tell about the leopard.
(c) Tie Robin to a tree.
(d) Make a plan with the other men.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Corbett say about the bungalow he stayed in while in Champawat?

2. What are the Chowgarh tigers doing when Corbett first sees them?

3. What establishes the fact that the first of the Chowgrarh tigers Corbett kills is also a man-eater?

4. What is unusual about the Bachelor of Powalgarh?

5. What does Corbett unsuccessfully do to try and locate the wounded Bachelor of Powalgarh in dense bushes?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Explain what happens when Corbett takes the skin of the tigress of Champawat to the woman that had pursued it when it carried off her sister.

6. 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?

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

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

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

10. 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?

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