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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 causes the tiger to flee from the kill area in the morning after Corbett's night tree vigil?
(a) The call of Corbett's men on the ridge.
(b) A wild shot Corbett made.
(c) Another tiger arriving.
(d) None of the above.

2. Why does Corbett need to kill a snake before hunting a man-eater?
(a) To create faith in him from the people of the area.
(b) Superstition.
(c) The odor of snake meat is a powerful lure.
(d) He uses the venom as poison.

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

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

5. What brings the tiger to the base of the tree Corbett is sitting in?
(a) It is stalking him.
(b) Coincidence.
(c) It is passing on its way to the dead buffalo.
(d) A teasing langur.

Short Answer Questions

1. What animal does Corbett see and wish he could photograph in the story about the fish of his dreams?

2. What indication does Corbett find that the latest victim of the tiger was not looked for after being taken?

3. What does Corbett claim to enjoy doing?

4. Which of the following best characterizes how Corbett feels after shooting the Pipal Pani tiger?

5. Why is the killing of the Thak man-eater especially important to the Forest Department?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Corbett waits in a tree for the Kanda man-eater, he is jerked to full awareness by a langur warning call. What does Corbett first think it is that made the langur call, and what does it turn out to be? Explain.

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

3. Describe how the Pipal Pani tiger gets shot for a second time, and how the men who go in search of him unknowingly put their lives in great danger, and what may have saved them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does Corbett mean when he says he sets out to follow the "drag" of the Mohan man-eater? Why does he say this term is misleading?

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