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. How many people does the tigress of Champawat kill in all?
(a) Over a thousand.
(b) Four hundred and thirty six.
(c) Eight.
(d) Forty two.

2. What difference is there between the kills of man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?
(a) The tigers remove their victims from the kill site.
(b) The leopards eat less of the victim.
(c) None of the above.
(d) The tigers kill during the day and the leopards at night.

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

4. What does Corbett say about the cubs of man-eaters?
(a) They are especially aggressive.
(b) He has never seen them become man-eaters.
(c) They will automatically become man-eaters.
(d) They usually die young.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following, according to Corbett, best characterizes a tiger?

3. What tale about himself does Corbett refute?

4. What do the men from Champawat report having heard and seen?

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

(see the answer key)

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