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 something that the frequency with which a man-eater will kill depends on?
(a) The nature of any disability it has.
(b) The supply of natural food in the area.
(c) All of the above.
(d) Whether it is a male or female with cubs.

2. What does Corbett find is the cause of the Champawat tigress's need to hunt people?
(a) Congenital deformity.
(b) Broken teeth from being shot.
(c) Age and arthritis.
(d) An old hip injury.

3. In what state does Corbett find the people of Pali when he arrives?
(a) Furiously pounding the bush to drive the tiger away.
(b) In abject terror and locked in their homes.
(c) Loading up their belongings to leave.
(d) In a town meeting deciding what to do about the tiger.

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

5. When do tigers sometimes hunt people?
(a) When they are compelled to through stress of circumstance.
(b) When people start to work in their territory.
(c) After they have been shot at by hunters.
(d) When their diet is low in salt.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Corbett say about assuming a tiger is a man-eater?

2. How does the tigress come to be the Champawat Man-eater?

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

4. What is a popular belief about man-eating tigers that Corbett claims is untrue?

5. What tactic does Corbett decide to try when pursuing the tigress of Champawat is unsuccessful?

(see the answer key)

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