Man-eaters of Kumaon Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Jim Corbett (hunter)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9, The Thak Man-Eater.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Corbett hears what he believes are stones falling at night and investigates, what does he find?
(a) None of the above.
(b) Frogs making the sound.
(c) Fresh pugmarks climbing a rocky bank.
(d) The villagers throwing rocks to scare the tiger.

2. Who does Corbett stop and talk to on the train into the Mohan forest bungalow?
(a) An old man who was attacked years before by the tiger.
(b) A group of hunters leaving the area.
(c) None of the above.
(d) A terrified group of women.

3. What does Corbett worry about as he re-approaches the wounded leopard?
(a) That the leopard may have moved.
(b) That the leopard may be suffering greatly.
(c) That someone else had come and killed and taken the leopard.
(d) That so many gunshots would ruin the skin.

4. When does the Kanda tiger stalk and prepare to hunt the men from the village?
(a) When they are bringing buffalo for Corbett to use as bait.
(b) When they sit to rest at the edge of the village.
(c) When they are traveling out of town.
(d) When they are cutting leaves from trees for fodder.

5. Where does Corbett wait for the Bachelor of Powalgarh?
(a) None of the above.
(b) In a tree.
(c) Wedged in between two rocks.
(d) Lying down in the open.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the Bachelor of Powalgarh do after Corbett fires his first shot at him?

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

3. Where does the fish swim to while Corbett watches?

4. What does Corbet wedge into his door to get ventilation but keep the tiger out?

5. What animal does Corbett see and wish he could photograph in the story about the fish of his dreams?

(see the answer key)

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