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. Who lost the most cattle to the Pipal Pani tiger?
(a) The government.
(b) The man who shot him.
(c) Corbett.
(d) A very poor couple trying to raise six children.

2. 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.

3. What indication does Corbett find that the latest victim of the tiger was not looked for after being taken?
(a) A beaded necklace on the ground.
(b) No footprints.
(c) Body parts.
(d) A sickle and three lengths of rope on the ground.

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

5. What animals visit the kill site the first night Corbett sits out waiting for the Thak man-eater?
(a) Two porcupines and a bear.
(b) Two bears.
(c) A sambhar and a porcupine.
(d) A leopard and a sambhar.

6. What is missing from the first kill site that Corbett sees of the Thak man-eater?
(a) Tracks.
(b) Evidence of struggle.
(c) A drag.
(d) Blood.

7. What interesting information do the people of Mohan give Corbett about the man-eater?
(a) It moves at a sideways angle.
(b) It moans almost all the time.
(c) It usually kills people while they sleep.
(d) None of the above.

8. When does Corbett encounter the snake in the pool of water?
(a) On his way into town.
(b) When the villagers realize what he needs.
(c) When he is circling town looking for a man-eater.
(d) When he goes to get water for tea.

9. Where does the Pipal Pani tiger make his home?
(a) Under some dense, thorny bushes.
(b) On a large fallen tree.
(c) In a cave protected by big rocks.
(d) On a pinnacle overlooking the area.

10. What does the snake do when Corbett hits the back of its head with a stone?
(a) Flee into the forest.
(b) Whip around and turn to attack him.
(c) Sink to the bottom of the pool.
(d) Die.

11. What does Corbett thinks killed the buffalo that died but was not killed by the tiger?
(a) A leopard.
(b) A villager hoping to lure the tiger with blood.
(c) Fear.
(d) A snake.

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

13. Who tracks the man-eater or Thak the first time?
(a) Three groups of three.
(b) Corbett and ten men from the village.
(c) Corbett, Ibbotson, and Tewari.
(d) Just Corbett.

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

15. When the Pipal Pani tiger first goes briefly missing, where has he gone?
(a) To get a mate.
(b) Into more populated areas.
(c) To move to areas of more plentiful game.
(d) To hide with injuries.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following best characterizes how Corbett feels after shooting the Pipal Pani tiger?

2. When Corbett is on a tall rock and thinks he sees the man-eater below him, what is he really looking at?

3. How does the Pipal Pani tiger get wounded in the shoulder?

4. How does Corbett decide to continue his pursuit of the man-eater after his unsuccessful first encounter with him?

5. What lesson does Corbett teach the cub of Pipal Pani?

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