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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 ailment does Corbett wake up with the first morning in Mohan?
(a) A cough.
(b) A fever.
(c) Laryngitis.
(d) A horrible rash.

2. After having very little success using buffalo as lures, what does Corbett try using?
(a) Rabbits.
(b) Villagers.
(c) Goats.
(d) None of the above.

3. What does Corbett do when he desperately needs to cough while stalking the man-eater of Mohan?
(a) Chew some leaves that make his throat numb.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Leave the area.
(d) Make bird sounds to clear his throat.

4. What happened to the chital that the tiger had killed and left?
(a) A leopard took it away.
(b) Some men cut it up and took it.
(c) The sandy bank gave way and deposited it into a river.
(d) Another tiger had arrived and eaten much of it.

5. Which of the following is NOT something that Corbett says can be determined by examining a tiger's scratchmarks?
(a) None of the above.
(b) Gender.
(c) Whether the animal has recently eaten human flesh.
(d) The direction it was heading.

Short Answer Questions

1. What had the young man in the story just completed when he goes to leave some things at home?

2. What animals visit the kill site the first night Corbett sits out waiting for the Thak man-eater?

3. What reason did Corbett find for the tiger in Mohan to have become a man-eater?

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

5. What is the last technique that Corbett uses to hunt the Thak man-eater?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is Corbett forced to leave the fish? What does he do with it when he leaves?

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

5. Why do many men come to the area of the Thak man-eater? What are they doing there and how do they feel about the tiger? How do they show it?

6. Why is the setting particularly relevant to the story The Fish of My Dreams?

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

8. Why does Corbett worry about Ibbotson and his men one night after they leave him to sit up over a kill at night? What happens, and why didn't Corbett do anything?

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

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

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