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

2. Why does Corbett chose to travel alone on the roads in the area of a man-eater?
(a) It is easy to get careless in a crowd.
(b) The fear of other people makes him nervous.
(c) More people make more noise.
(d) He feels to responsible for everyone else.

3. What did the Pipal Pani tiger no longer permit after his mate left?
(a) Vultures to feed on his kills.
(b) Other tigers to be nearby.
(c) None of the above.
(d) Corbett to watch his kill site.

4. What interesting information do the people of Mohan give Corbett about the man-eater?
(a) It moans almost all the time.
(b) It moves at a sideways angle.
(c) It usually kills people while they sleep.
(d) None of the above.

5. Which of the following best characterizes how Corbett feels after shooting the Pipal Pani tiger?
(a) Relief.
(b) Nostalgia.
(c) Mixed emotions.
(d) Utter sadness.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who tracks the man-eater or Thak the first time?

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

3. Why does Corbett need to kill a snake before hunting a man-eater?

4. What does Corbett realize after reeling in sixty yards of the fishing line?

5. What is the last technique that Corbett uses to hunt the Thak man-eater?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Corbett's first encounter with the man-eater of Mohan when he senses him above the road on the overhang.

3. 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?

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 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?

6. What unexpected thing does the Pipal Pani tiger do when he gets shot in the shoulder?

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

8. 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?

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

10. 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?

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