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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. When does the Kanda tiger stalk and prepare to hunt the men from the village?
(a) When they are cutting leaves from trees for fodder.
(b) When they are bringing buffalo for Corbett to use as bait.
(c) When they sit to rest at the edge of the village.
(d) When they are traveling out of town.

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

3. What animal does Corbett see and wish he could photograph in the story about the fish of his dreams?
(a) A langur.
(b) A water fowl.
(c) A python.
(d) A ghooral.

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

5. What does Corbett watch the Pipal Pani do over the winter?
(a) Grow up.
(b) Kill leopards.
(c) Drive away other tigers.
(d) Start to watch people on roads.

Short Answer Questions

1. What brings the tiger to the base of the tree Corbett is sitting in?

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

3. What does Corbett hear from Thak that goes unexplained?

4. Where does the fish swim to while Corbett watches?

5. What information does Corbett claim to know about the Pipal Pani Tiger's early history?

Short Essay Questions

1. What encounter does Corbett have with a hamadryad or a cobra while he is hunting the Kanda man-eater? What happens and why does Corbett feel better afterwards?

2. How would you characterize the relationship between Corbett and the Pipal Pani tiger over the tiger's life?

3. 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?

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

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

6. 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?

7. 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?

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

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

10. Describe the setting of the chapter The Fish of My Dreams.

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