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 does Corbet wedge into his door to get ventilation but keep the tiger out?
(a) Thorn bushes.
(b) Chairs.
(c) His saddle and gun.
(d) A weaving loom.

2. What conclusion does Corbett draw from differences between man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?
(a) Leopards are remarkably hard to track.
(b) Leopards are easier to catch directly after a kill.
(c) Because they are unafraid of people, tigers are easier to kill.
(d) Leopards are more fond of human flesh than tigers.

3. What does Corbett find exasperating about one of the men that guides in Champawat?
(a) He can't walk and talk at the same time.
(b) He is convinced Corbett will die that day.
(c) He says Corbett's gun is insufficient.
(d) The man brags he could kill the man-eater tiger if given the chance.

4. Why does Corbett decide to go home after wounding the leopard?
(a) It is getting close to dark.
(b) He needs to get Robin.
(c) He thinks the leopard would die shortly.
(d) He needs more men.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What tale about himself does Corbett refute?

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

3. What does Corbett find is the cause of the Champawat tigress's need to hunt people?

4. What do Corbett and Robin do when the leopard is so inaccessible?

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

(see the answer key)

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