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

2. What is a popular belief about man-eating tigers that Corbett claims is untrue?
(a) That they do not eat the head, hands, and feet of human victims.
(b) That they only attack at night.
(c) None of the above.
(d) That they prefer to attack a person from the front.

3. Why does Corbett ask that the government rewards for the Champawat Man-eater be cancelled?
(a) He does not want to be classified as a reward hunter or risk being shot by other hunters.
(b) He's afraid it will cause people to try and "make" man-eaters to be killed for reward.
(c) He knows India can't afford it.
(d) He feels that people would come to disrespect tigers.

4. What does Corbett say about the bungalow he stayed in while in Champawat?
(a) It was perfectly situated to see the valley below.
(b) It was so uncomfortable he considered spending the night in the forest.
(c) It was the only safe place for miles.
(d) That there is another story "beyond the laws of nature" to tell of it.

5. What did the tigress of Muktesar do with the first person she killed?
(a) Ate a few bites.
(b) Left it.
(c) Devoured it.
(d) Took it to her cubs.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what state does Corbett find the people of Pali when he arrives?

2. When does Corbett return to the spot where he shot the leopard?

3. What drove the tigress of Muktesar to start eating human flesh?

4. Which of the following is NOT something that a tiger depends on for the success of its attack when killing its prey?

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

(see the answer key)

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