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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 Corbett hears what he believes are stones falling at night and investigates, what does he find?
(a) None of the above.
(b) The villagers throwing rocks to scare the tiger.
(c) Frogs making the sound.
(d) Fresh pugmarks climbing a rocky bank.

2. What is only two or three hundred yards from the Foresters hut where Corbett stays in Mohan?
(a) A tree where the tiger had killed just days before.
(b) A hunters lookout.
(c) A village.
(d) None of the above.

3. When does the father finally find the remains of his son?
(a) When he climbs a knoll to rest at dawn.
(b) When he trips into the ravine.
(c) When the villagers return to work.
(d) When Corbett tracks the tiger.

4. What does the snake do when Corbett hits the back of its head with a stone?
(a) Whip around and turn to attack him.
(b) Flee into the forest.
(c) Sink to the bottom of the pool.
(d) Die.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What time of day does Corbett kill the Thak man-eater?

2. What does Corbett go to when he sees the Pipal Pani tiger and its mate?

3. Why does Corbett stop and rest just as he is approaching where he thinks the Kanda man-eater might be?

4. Who does Corbett stop and talk to on the train into the Mohan forest bungalow?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

3. Why does Corbett think that he might be able to lure the tiger to him by calling? How does his attempt go, and how does he explain the results?

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. 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?

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