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 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 so uncomfortable he considered spending the night in the forest.
(c) It was the only safe place for miles.
(d) It was perfectly situated to see the valley below.

2. What tale about himself does Corbett refute?
(a) That he has killed hundreds of man-eaters.
(b) That on this and other occasions he dressed as a woman to attract the man-eater and killed it with sickle.
(c) That he is convinced he is to die killed by a tiger.
(d) That he has killed a tiger bare handed.

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

4. How does Corbet spend the first night in Pali?
(a) Trying to re-assure the villagers.
(b) Barricaded in a house with everyone else.
(c) Helping the townspeople search for the tiger.
(d) Outside alone watching the road while his men were safe in a room.

5. What does Corbett say about assuming a tiger is a man-eater?
(a) It is best to give the tiger the benefit of the doubt.
(b) The circumstance must be understood.
(c) All of the above.
(d) A post-mortem on the victim is important before assuming the death was caused by a tiger.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the tigress of Muktesar do with the first person she killed?

2. What does Corbett find when he goes to investigate a report of a tiger killing a cow in a village near to Champawat?

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

4. Which of the following is NOT a natural circumstance which may incite any tiger to kill a human?

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

(see the answer key)

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