Man-eaters of Kumaon Test | Final Test - Easy

Jim Corbett (hunter)
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Corbett say plays an important role in our enjoyment of outdoor sports?
(a) The element of danger.
(b) All of the above.
(c) The people with you.
(d) The environment.

2. What animal is the Pipal Pani tiger mistaken for and shot?
(a) A ghooral.
(b) A man-eating tiger.
(c) A hyena.
(d) A pig.

3. What does the father do when he realizes his son is missing?
(a) Weep uncontrollably.
(b) Gather a group to go on a tiger hunt.
(c) Searches all night in the wilderness for him.
(d) Send a telegram to Corbett.

4. What does Corbett hear that makes him try a different tactic in his hunt for the Kanda man-eater?
(a) News of another death in a neighboring town.
(b) The tiger calling.
(c) A langur warning call.
(d) None of the above.

5. What does Corbett realize after reeling in sixty yards of the fishing line?
(a) There is a branch wrapped in his line.
(b) None of the above.
(c) The fish is still on the line.
(d) He did not use bait.

6. What does Corbett recommend great care be taken over when stalking tigers at their kills?
(a) To not alert the other wildlife.
(b) To develop perfect patience.
(c) To not get drowsy.
(d) To kill the animal outright on the first shot.

7. What does Corbett say he has a great distaste for?
(a) Having an animal get the better of him.
(b) Wastefulness.
(c) Snakes.
(d) Going into mountain rivers over his head.

8. How does the Pipal Pani tiger get wounded in the shoulder?
(a) He isn't careful returning to a kill and gets shot.
(b) He gets shot when attacking cattle.
(c) A fight with a leopard.
(d) A fight with another tiger.

9. What is Corbett's first strategy to hunt the man-eater of Mohan?
(a) Keeping vigil on the road until the tiger passes.
(b) Beating the tiger out of a ravine.
(c) Watching t
(d) Staking out buffalo as bait.

10. Which of the following is NOT something that Corbett says can be determined by examining a tiger's scratchmarks?
(a) Gender.
(b) The direction it was heading.
(c) Whether the animal has recently eaten human flesh.
(d) None of the above.

11. What do Corbett's men deduce when they see the tree Corbett had been in all night and the tiger blood?
(a) That the tiger was dead or dying.
(b) That Corbett had been killed.
(c) None of the above.
(d) That Corbett was invincible.

12. Which of the following best characterizes how the tiger cub approached the place he had left the chital?
(a) Directly and casually.
(b) Impatiently and angrily.
(c) Fearfully and nervously.
(d) Caustiously and thoughtfully.

13. What tale of heroism does Corbett tell?
(a) A story told to him by another big game hunter who witnessed it.
(b) A fictional account of heroism.
(c) The Kanda man-eater's last victim.
(d) A local legend.

14. What do the forest guard and fisherman allegedly trip over while fleeing from the man-eater of Mohan?
(a) Each other.
(b) A snare trap for the tiger.
(c) A log.
(d) A sleeping bear.

15. What animal does Corbett see and wish he could photograph in the story about the fish of his dreams?
(a) A langur.
(b) A ghooral.
(c) A water fowl.
(d) A python.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is with Corbett when he shoots the Thak man-eater?

2. Why does Corbett stop and rest just as he is approaching where he thinks the Kanda man-eater might be?

3. What ailment does Corbett wake up with the first morning in Mohan?

4. What interesting information do the people of Mohan give Corbett about the man-eater?

5. What happens when the fish Corbett first catches reaches the end of the fishing line?

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