Man-eaters of Kumaon Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Jim Corbett (hunter)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2, Robin.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Robin's pedigree?
(a) Imported English hound.
(b) Son of a legendary Indian hunting dog.
(c) None of the above.
(d) A well known and respected line of working dogs.

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

4. What story does Corbett tell of Robin?
(a) The time Robin faced down a leopard.
(b) None of the above.
(c) The time Robin saved his life.
(d) The one time Robin left him in a tight corner.

5. What does Corbett learn from the Chital?
(a) The leopard is alive and moving.
(b) The leopard is near death.
(c) A second leopard showed up.
(d) The wounded leopard was sighted miles from the spot.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Corbett and Robin do when the leopard is so inaccessible?

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

3. Why does Corbett decide to go home after wounding the leopard?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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