Man-eaters of Kumaon Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Jim Corbett (hunter)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1, The Champawat Man-Eater.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT a natural circumstance which may incite any tiger to kill a human?
(a) A tiger on a fresh kill.
(b) A tigress with small cubs.
(c) A wounded tiger.
(d) A person entering the tiger's territory.

2. What connects the appearance of man-eating leopards to disease epidemics?
(a) The human population is easier prey.
(b) One of the Hindu traditions of disposing of the dead.
(c) None of the above.
(d) The change in livestock management.

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

4. What tactic does Corbett decide to try when pursuing the tigress of Champawat is unsuccessful?
(a) A beat to drive her down a narrow gorge.
(b) Poison bait.
(c) Snare traps.
(d) Forest fire.

5. What tale about himself does Corbett refute?
(a) That he has killed a tiger bare handed.
(b) That he has killed hundreds of man-eaters.
(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 is convinced he is to die killed by a tiger.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Corbett say he has noted about the coats of man-eaters?

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

3. What does Corbett say about the cubs of man-eaters?

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

5. What does Corbett find from the little girl the tigress of Champawat carried off?

(see the answer key)

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