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 connects the appearance of man-eating leopards to disease epidemics?
(a) One of the Hindu traditions of disposing of the dead.
(b) The human population is easier prey.
(c) None of the above.
(d) The change in livestock management.

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

3. What does Corbet wedge into his door to get ventilation but keep the tiger out?
(a) His saddle and gun.
(b) A weaving loom.
(c) Chairs.
(d) Thorn bushes.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How had the Champawat tigress killed the last victim prior to Corbett's arrival?

4. What was the total number of people the tigress of Muktesar ended up killing?

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

(see the answer key)

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