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. Which of the following is something that the frequency with which a man-eater will kill depends on?
(a) Whether it is a male or female with cubs.
(b) All of the above.
(c) The supply of natural food in the area.
(d) The nature of any disability it has.

2. What does Corbett worry about as he re-approaches the wounded leopard?
(a) That the leopard may be suffering greatly.
(b) That someone else had come and killed and taken the leopard.
(c) That the leopard may have moved.
(d) That so many gunshots would ruin the skin.

3. How does Corbett choose to approach the leopard?
(a) Creeping toward him in the cover of a fallen log.
(b) He circles around him, spiraling inward.
(c) He sends Robin first to scare him out of cover.
(d) With all the men in long line moving forward together.

4. What tale about himself does Corbett refute?
(a) That he has killed a tiger bare handed.
(b) That he is convinced he is to die killed by a tiger.
(c) That he has killed hundreds of man-eaters.
(d) That on this and other occasions he dressed as a woman to attract the man-eater and killed it with sickle.

5. What do Corbett and Robin do when the leopard is so inaccessible?
(a) Climb a nearby tree and out wait the leopard.
(b) Go home and return the next day.
(c) Shoot where the leopard is likely to be in hopes of hitting it or driving it out.
(d) Have a group of men beat the leopard out for them.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Corbett find exasperating about one of the men that guides in Champawat?

3. What did the tigress of Muktesar do with the first person she killed?

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

5. What conclusion does Corbett draw from differences between man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?

(see the answer key)

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