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 discover the morning after the storm when he checks on the first buffalo he staked out in hopes of luring the Mohan man-eater?
(a) The buffalo killed by lightening.
(b) The buffalo killed by a leopard.
(c) The buffalo half eaten by the tiger.
(d) The buffalo gone.

2. When Corbett returns to Thak the second time, what is creating a lot of noise in the area?
(a) The logging operations.
(b) Mining started down the valley.
(c) The furious calls of the tiger.
(d) Langur breeding season.

3. What was Corbett's best guess at the weight of the fish?
(a) Fifteen pounds.
(b) Five pounds.
(c) A single pound at most.
(d) Fifty pounds.

4. Who does the Thak man-eater cow into silence when they shout at her?
(a) Corbett's men.
(b) The men at the labor camp.
(c) A group of big game hunters from out of town.
(d) The rescue party of her last victim.

5. What is Corbett hoping to do after he sends his men back when he gives up filming?
(a) Get one last glimpse of the python.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Go for a swim.
(d) Catch a fish for his dinner.

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

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

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

9. Which of the following best characterizes the size of the fish Corbett catches?
(a) Medium sized.
(b) Small.
(c) Large.
(d) Huge.

10. What information does Corbett claim to know about the Pipal Pani Tiger's early history?
(a) He had been raised as a housepet.
(b) That he was born in a deep ravine and was one of a family of three.
(c) His mother died when he was barely able to hunt.
(d) He was chased out of Nepal after killing many people.

11. What does Corbett hear from Thak that goes unexplained?
(a) Three terrible human cries of anguish.
(b) Two tigers fighting.
(c) A flock of crows gathering and calling.
(d) Tiger calls.

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

13. Which of the following best describes Ibbotson?
(a) Bitter and sulky.
(b) Competent and quiet.
(c) Brave to the point of foolheartedness.
(d) Thoughtful, competent, and brave.

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

15. Why did the young man and a group of men venture far from the village?
(a) They heard the tiger and decided to hunt it.
(b) In search of fodder for cattle.
(c) To find the young man's father.
(d) Three women were missing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the killing of the Thak man-eater especially important to the Forest Department?

2. What does Corbett do when he desperately needs to cough while stalking the man-eater of Mohan?

3. When the Pipal Pani tiger first goes briefly missing, where has he gone?

4. Where does Corbett leave the fish after he catches it?

5. What does Corbett say is more important than the weight of the fish?

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