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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 does the father do when he realizes his son is missing?
(a) Send a telegram to Corbett.
(b) Weep uncontrollably.
(c) Searches all night in the wilderness for him.
(d) Gather a group to go on a tiger hunt.

2. What indication does Corbett find that the latest victim of the tiger was not looked for after being taken?
(a) No footprints.
(b) A sickle and three lengths of rope on the ground.
(c) Body parts.
(d) A beaded necklace on the ground.

3. When Corbett returns to Thak the second time, what is creating a lot of noise in the area?
(a) The logging operations.
(b) The furious calls of the tiger.
(c) Langur breeding season.
(d) Mining started down the valley.

4. 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) He uses the venom as poison.
(c) The odor of snake meat is a powerful lure.
(d) Superstition.

5. What does Corbett see first on the trail as he is stalking the man-eater of Mohan?
(a) A bird scurrying away.
(b) The end of the tail of the tiger.
(c) The shadow of the tiger.
(d) The hind foot of the tiger.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Corbett hoping to do after he sends his men back when he gives up filming?

2. Who was the first victim of the Mohan Man-eater?

3. What is the last technique that Corbett uses to hunt 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. Describe the night Corbett spends in a tree waiting for the Kanda man-eater. What happens at night and how does it end?

2. 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?

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

4. 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.

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

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. 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?

8. 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?

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

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

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