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 act of heroism does a young woman do when the tigress carries off her sister?
(a) She runs after the tiger for a hundred yards yelling at it to let her sister go and take her instead.
(b) She tries to hang onto the tiger as it leaves with its prey.
(c) She grabs her sister's baby from the hands of the woman as she is drug off.
(d) She clubs the tiger with a branch.

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) Because they are unafraid of people, tigers are easier to kill.
(d) Leopards are more fond of human flesh than tigers.

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

4. What does Corbett say he has noted about the coats of man-eaters?
(a) They have all been remarkably fine.
(b) They have a tendency to be mangy.
(c) The tigers often have bald spots.
(d) They smell.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. It most cases, which of the following best characterizes the tiger's change from animal to human flesh?

3. What does Corbett find exasperating about one of the men that guides in Champawat?

4. Which of the following is something that the frequency with which a man-eater will kill depends on?

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

(see the answer key)

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