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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 tale of heroism does Corbett tell?
(a) A local legend.
(b) A fictional account of heroism.
(c) A story told to him by another big game hunter who witnessed it.
(d) The Kanda man-eater's last victim.

2. 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) His mother died when he was barely able to hunt.
(c) He had been raised as a housepet.
(d) He was chased out of Nepal after killing many people.

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that makes the valley Corbett fishes in so pleasant?
(a) The mountains nearby.
(b) The perfume of the flowers.
(c) None of the above.
(d) The abundant wildlife.

4. What does Corbett get distracted admiring as he is inspecting the road?
(a) Orchids.
(b) An amazing butterfly.
(c) A massive bird of prey.
(d) The view.

5. What does a friend bring to Corbett from the scene where the tiger was shot at night?
(a) A bone shard.
(b) A claw.
(c) Some hairs.
(d) A tooth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is a habit of the Thak man-eater?

2. What does Corbett discover the morning after the storm when he checks on the first buffalo he staked out in hopes of luring the Mohan man-eater?

3. What did the Pipal Pani tiger no longer permit after his mate left?

4. What does the snake do when Corbett hits the back of its head with a stone?

5. What does Corbett do when he desperately needs to cough while stalking the man-eater of Mohan?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What happens when Corbett returns to the spot he left the fish?

5. 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.

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

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