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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 effective is sitting out over kills for Corbett when hunting the Thak man-eater?
(a) The tiger circled each time but sensed his presence.
(b) Not at all.
(c) He sees the tiger regularly but never gets a shot.
(d) He had a perfect opportunity which he missed.

2. When the Pipal Pani tiger first goes briefly missing, where has he gone?
(a) To hide with injuries.
(b) Into more populated areas.
(c) To get a mate.
(d) To move to areas of more plentiful game.

3. What is Corbett's first strategy to hunt the man-eater of Mohan?
(a) Beating the tiger out of a ravine.
(b) Watching t
(c) Staking out buffalo as bait.
(d) Keeping vigil on the road until the tiger passes.

4. What happens when the fish Corbett first catches reaches the end of the fishing line?
(a) The rod jams and won't reel in the line.
(b) Corbett starts reeling the fish in.
(c) The line goes dead.
(d) The fish leaps out of the water.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Corbett leave the fish after he catches it?

2. What indication does Corbett find that the latest victim of the tiger was not looked for after being taken?

3. What was Corbett's best guess at the weight of the fish?

4. What does the snake do when Corbett hits the back of its head with a stone?

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

8. 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.

9. Describe how the Pipal Pani tiger gets shot for a second time, and how the men who go in search of him unknowingly put their lives in great danger, and what may have saved them.

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

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