Man-eaters of Kumaon Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

Jim Corbett (hunter)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, The Bachelor of Powalgarh.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Corbett decide to go home after wounding the leopard?
(a) He needs more men.
(b) He needs to get Robin.
(c) It is getting close to dark.
(d) He thinks the leopard would die shortly.

2. Who does Corbett go fetch to help him retrieve the body of the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) His sister and a party of twenty men.
(b) None of the above
(c) The owner of the water fuffalo.
(d) The other big game hunters.

3. What establishes the fact that the first of the Chowgrarh tigers Corbett kills is also a man-eater?
(a) That a man and wife had been killed simultaneously.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Reports from a neighboring region where the younger tiger had killed people.
(d) Clothes found in the stomach of the tiger.

4. What does Corbett say plays an important part in the sport of hunting man-eaters?
(a) The other beings of the forest and the wind.
(b) The wind and a good hunting dog.
(c) Monkeys and luck.
(d) All of the above.

5. What do the men from Champawat report having heard and seen?
(a) The ghosts of the tigress's victims.
(b) The tigress carrying a naked woman in its mouth as she wailed and screamed for help.
(c) The woman running through the woods calling to her sister.
(d) The tigress wailing all night after getting shot.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the tigress of Muktesar do with the first person she killed?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that Corbett says worked to his advantage when he finally came face to face with the Chowgarh man-eater?

3. Why does Corbett ask that the government rewards for the Champawat Man-eater be cancelled?

4. Where does the wounded leopard go with Corbett and Robin tracking close behind?

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

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