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. What does Corbett say about the bungalow he stayed in while in Champawat?
(a) That there is another story "beyond the laws of nature" to tell of it.
(b) It was perfectly situated to see the valley below.
(c) It was so uncomfortable he considered spending the night in the forest.
(d) It was the only safe place for miles.

2. When do tigers sometimes hunt people?
(a) When their diet is low in salt.
(b) When they are compelled to through stress of circumstance.
(c) When people start to work in their territory.
(d) After they have been shot at by hunters.

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

4. What keeps the exhausted Corbett awake when he finally returns to town after killing the first tiger?
(a) The villagers celebrating the death of the tiger.
(b) News of another person killed by the tiger.
(c) The second tiger circling the village and calling.
(d) A violent storm.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What tale about himself does Corbett refute?

4. What does Corbett deduce from the two wounded women that returned home after being attacked by the Chowgarh tiger?

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

(see the answer key)

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