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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. Who lost the most cattle to the Pipal Pani tiger?
(a) Corbett.
(b) The government.
(c) A very poor couple trying to raise six children.
(d) The man who shot him.

2. What does Corbett hear from Thak that goes unexplained?
(a) Three terrible human cries of anguish.
(b) Two tigers fighting.
(c) Tiger calls.
(d) A flock of crows gathering and calling.

3. What does Corbett say plays an important role in our enjoyment of outdoor sports?
(a) The environment.
(b) The element of danger.
(c) The people with you.
(d) All of the above.

4. What does Corbett worry the Pipal Pani tiger will do after being wounded?
(a) Hole up and die.
(b) Return to the village like he had before.
(c) Become a man-eater.
(d) Move to another area.

5. Where does the Pipal Pani tiger make his home?
(a) On a pinnacle overlooking the area.
(b) On a large fallen tree.
(c) Under some dense, thorny bushes.
(d) In a cave protected by big rocks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the father do when he realizes his son is missing?

2. What interesting information do the people of Mohan give Corbett about the man-eater?

3. What is missing from the first kill site that Corbett sees of the Thak man-eater?

4. When does Corbett encounter the snake in the pool of water?

5. Which of the following is NOT something that Corbett says can be determined by examining a tiger's scratchmarks?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Corbett hear from the village of Thak when he sitting out over a dead buffalo waiting for the tiger to return? Why is this unusual? Where does it come from and what do people say it was?

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

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

4. What were Corbett's initial plans for the sleeping arrangement in Mohan? How and why were they changed?

5. Why is Corbett's feeling of relief greater than usual when he shoots the Thak man-eater?

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

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

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

9. How does the Pipal Pani tiger get injured in the head? What does Corbett see that he is able to know this?

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

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