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. Why do leopards, who are to a certain extent scavengers, become man-eaters?
(a) When unresticted slaughter of game deprives them of their food.
(b) All of the above.
(c) When there is an overpopulation of leopards.
(d) When a tiger in the area becomes a man-eater.

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

3. When does Corbett return to the spot where he shot the leopard?
(a) At dawn the next morning.
(b) Late that afternoon.
(c) Two days later.
(d) Just agout an hour later.

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

5. Where does the wounded leopard go with Corbett and Robin tracking close behind?
(a) Into a dense, nearly impassable part of the forest.
(b) Up a tree.
(c) Into a large lantana bush.
(d) Into a large cluster of rocks.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the tigress come to be the Champawat Man-eater?

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

3. What story does Corbett tell of Robin?

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

5. What connects the appearance of man-eating leopards to disease epidemics?

(see the answer key)

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