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

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

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

4. What conclusion does Corbett draw from differences between man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?
(a) Leopards are remarkably hard to track.
(b) Leopards are easier to catch directly after a kill.
(c) Leopards are more fond of human flesh than tigers.
(d) Because they are unafraid of people, tigers are easier to kill.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What affect did the tiger turning on her have on the sister that pursued it?

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

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 difference is there between the kills of man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?

(see the answer key)

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