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

2. 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.

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

4. What did the tigress of Muktesar do with the first person she killed?
(a) Devoured it.
(b) Ate a few bites.
(c) Took it to her cubs.
(d) Left it.

5. Why does Corbett ask that the government rewards for the Champawat Man-eater be cancelled?
(a) He's afraid it will cause people to try and "make" man-eaters to be killed for reward.
(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 feels that people would come to disrespect tigers.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. When did the tigress of Muktesar start killing people specifically for her to eat?

4. What does Corbett find is the cause of the Champawat tigress's need to hunt people?

5. What tale about himself does Corbett refute?

(see the answer key)

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