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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 information does Corbett claim to know about the Pipal Pani Tiger's early history?
(a) That he was born in a deep ravine and was one of a family of three.
(b) He was chased out of Nepal after killing many people.
(c) He had been raised as a housepet.
(d) His mother died when he was barely able to hunt.

2. How does Corbett decide to continue his pursuit of the man-eater after his unsuccessful first encounter with him?
(a) Keep vigil over the kill.
(b) Organize a beat.
(c) Stake out another bufallo.
(d) Lace the kill with poison.

3. What does Corbett say he has a great distaste for?
(a) Wastefulness.
(b) Having an animal get the better of him.
(c) Going into mountain rivers over his head.
(d) Snakes.

4. What does Corbett realize after reeling in sixty yards of the fishing line?
(a) None of the above.
(b) He did not use bait.
(c) The fish is still on the line.
(d) There is a branch wrapped in his line.

5. Why does Corbett chose to travel alone on the roads in the area of a man-eater?
(a) More people make more noise.
(b) It is easy to get careless in a crowd.
(c) The fear of other people makes him nervous.
(d) He feels to responsible for everyone else.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Corbett watch the Pipal Pani do over the winter?

2. When Corbett is on a tall rock and thinks he sees the man-eater below him, what is he really looking at?

3. What does Corbett says happens when one has unlimited undisturbed water to fish in?

4. What tale of heroism does Corbett tell?

5. What does Corbett say plays an important role in our enjoyment of outdoor sports?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the encounter Corbett has on the trail with the woman filling a water jug. What is he happy he has accomplished?

2. What alarms the Pipal Pani tiger and his mate of Corbett's approach? Give details.

3. Describe Corbett's first encounter with the man-eater of Mohan when he senses him above the road on the overhang.

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

5. What happens between the time that Corbett throws his line in the water and when he tosses the flopping fish onto the shore?

6. Summarize the story Corbett tells of bravery in the chapter about the Kanda man-eater.

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

8. Why does Corbett experience mixed emotions after shooting the Pipal Pani tiger?

9. What unexpected thing does the Pipal Pani tiger do when he gets shot in the shoulder?

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

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