Man-eaters of Kumaon Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Jim Corbett (hunter)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, Robin.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the men from Champawat report having heard and seen?
(a) The woman running through the woods calling to her sister.
(b) The tigress wailing all night after getting shot.
(c) The tigress carrying a naked woman in its mouth as she wailed and screamed for help.
(d) The ghosts of the tigress's victims.

2. What connects the appearance of man-eating leopards to disease epidemics?
(a) The change in livestock management.
(b) None of the above.
(c) The human population is easier prey.
(d) One of the Hindu traditions of disposing of the dead.

3. What does Corbett say about assuming a tiger is a man-eater?
(a) A post-mortem on the victim is important before assuming the death was caused by a tiger.
(b) The circumstance must be understood.
(c) All of the above.
(d) It is best to give the tiger the benefit of the doubt.

4. What does Corbett say he has noted about the coats of man-eaters?
(a) They have all been remarkably fine.
(b) They smell.
(c) They have a tendency to be mangy.
(d) The tigers often have bald spots.

5. How does the tigress come to be the Champawat Man-eater?
(a) A hunter from Champawat shot her in the hip.
(b) None of the above.
(c) She is old and was driven out of her territory by a younger tiger.
(d) She arrives a man-eater from Nepal after killing two hundred people there.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the little boy Corbett remembers not fear tigers when he sleeps in the woods?

2. What tactic does Corbett decide to try when pursuing the tigress of Champawat is unsuccessful?

3. What does Corbet wedge into his door to get ventilation but keep the tiger out?

4. What happens that makes Corbett know he's picked a winner in Robin?

5. Why do leopards, who are to a certain extent scavengers, become man-eaters?

(see the answer key)

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