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 happens while Corbett is writing the story about Robin?
(a) Corbett finds some old pictures of Robin.
(b) Robin's puppies are born.
(c) Robin dies.
(d) Robin begs and begs to go out hunting.

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

3. 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 hundreds of man-eaters.
(c) That he has killed a tiger bare handed.
(d) That on this and other occasions he dressed as a woman to attract the man-eater and killed it with sickle.

4. How does Corbett eventually first encounter the leopard?
(a) He finds the leopard nearly dead in a bush.
(b) The leopard springs at them from behind a log.
(c) Robin springs the leopard from a bush and Corbett shoots it.
(d) The leopard chases Robin across a clearing.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Corbett worry about when he sees Robin missing?

3. What is Robin's pedigree?

4. Which of the following is something that the frequency with which a man-eater will kill depends on?

5. When do tigers sometimes hunt people?

(see the answer key)

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