Man-eaters of Kumaon Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

Jim Corbett (hunter)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, The Chowgarh Tigers.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT something that a tiger depends on for the success of its attack when killing its prey?
(a) Speed.
(b) Hearing.
(c) Condition of teeth.
(d) Condition of claws.

2. What does Corbett find from the little girl the tigress of Champawat carried off?
(a) A sari.
(b) A leg from below the knee.
(c) A blue necklace.
(d) All of the above.

3. How does Corbett choose to approach the leopard?
(a) With all the men in long line moving forward together.
(b) Creeping toward him in the cover of a fallen log.
(c) He sends Robin first to scare him out of cover.
(d) He circles around him, spiraling inward.

4. 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) It is best to give the tiger the benefit of the doubt.
(c) The circumstance must be understood.
(d) All of the above.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Corbett learn about the Chowgrarh tiger at the first village?

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

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

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

5. What conclusion does Corbett draw from differences between man-eating tigers and man-eating leopards?

(see the answer key)

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