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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. How does the Pipal Pani tiger get wounded in the shoulder?
(a) A fight with another tiger.
(b) He gets shot when attacking cattle.
(c) A fight with a leopard.
(d) He isn't careful returning to a kill and gets shot.

2. What is missing from the first kill site that Corbett sees of the Thak man-eater?
(a) A drag.
(b) Blood.
(c) Tracks.
(d) Evidence of struggle.

3. What does Corbett do when he desperately needs to cough while stalking the man-eater of Mohan?
(a) Make bird sounds to clear his throat.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Leave the area.
(d) Chew some leaves that make his throat numb.

4. What does Corbett say has altered as much as ladies fashion over the years?
(a) His reasons for loving nature.
(b) Fishing rods and tackle.
(c) His excuses to stay out late.
(d) The kinds of fish in the river.

5. Why is the killing of the Thak man-eater especially important to the Forest Department?
(a) It was the most prolific killer in history.
(b) Logging was about to start in the area.
(c) There had been complaints from important people.
(d) It was a densely populated area.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that makes the valley Corbett fishes in so pleasant?

2. What interesting information do the people of Mohan give Corbett about the man-eater?

3. When Corbett hears what he believes are stones falling at night and investigates, what does he find?

4. What animals visit the kill site the first night Corbett sits out waiting for the Thak man-eater?

5. When does the father finally find the remains of his son?

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

3. 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?

4. Describe Corbett's first encounter with the Kanda man-eater. How does it end?

5. 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?

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. Describe how Corbett finally encounters the Thak man-eater?

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