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. Why does the little boy Corbett remembers not fear tigers when he sleeps in the woods?
(a) He was raised by a tigress.
(b) He knows he is not in a tiger's territory.
(c) He knows tigers do not hurt people if they are left alone.
(d) He had a charm put on him as a baby to thwart tigers.

2. What is a popular belief about man-eating tigers that Corbett claims is untrue?
(a) That they only attack at night.
(b) None of the above.
(c) That they do not eat the head, hands, and feet of human victims.
(d) That they prefer to attack a person from the front.

3. Which of the following, according to Corbett, best characterizes a tiger?
(a) Monarch of the forests.
(b) Aggressive and cruel.
(c) Instinctual and natural.
(d) Large hearted gentleman with boundless courage.

4. Which of the following is something that the frequency with which a man-eater will kill depends on?
(a) The nature of any disability it has.
(b) Whether it is a male or female with cubs.
(c) The supply of natural food in the area.
(d) All of the above.

5. Why does Corbett ask that the government rewards for the Champawat Man-eater be cancelled?
(a) He knows India can't afford it.
(b) He does not want to be classified as a reward hunter or risk being shot by other hunters.
(c) He feels that people would come to disrespect tigers.
(d) He's afraid it will cause people to try and "make" man-eaters to be killed for reward.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do leopards, who are to a certain extent scavengers, become man-eaters?

2. How does Corbet spend the first night in Pali?

3. What physical ailment does Robin have that limits his abilities?

4. What tale about himself does Corbett refute?

5. What happens while Corbett is writing the story about Robin?

(see the answer key)

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