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 comes to see Corbett nearly as soon as he arrives.
(a) The father of the latest victim.
(b) The local authorities.
(c) The people of the nearby village.
(d) The oldest women of the village.

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

3. What reason did Corbett find for the tiger in Mohan to have become a man-eater?
(a) A bullet in his shoulder.
(b) Broken teeth.
(c) Porcupine quills in his foreleg.
(d) An old hip fracture.

4. Why does Corbett chose to travel alone on the roads in the area of a man-eater?
(a) It is easy to get careless in a crowd.
(b) More people make more noise.
(c) He feels to responsible for everyone else.
(d) The fear of other people makes him nervous.

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

6. What does Corbett watch the Pipal Pani do over the winter?
(a) Grow up.
(b) Drive away other tigers.
(c) Kill leopards.
(d) Start to watch people on roads.

7. What brings the tiger to the base of the tree Corbett is sitting in?
(a) It is passing on its way to the dead buffalo.
(b) It is stalking him.
(c) A teasing langur.
(d) Coincidence.

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

9. How does Corbett get a hold of the fish?
(a) He grabs it while it is wedged between two rocks.
(b) He scoops the fish up in a net from a still pool.
(c) The fish leaps out of the water while trying to escape him.
(d) He slowly battles the fish into shallow water then tosses it onto land.

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

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

12. Which of the following is a habit of the Thak man-eater?
(a) Follow people on the trail.
(b) Take her kill into a tree.
(c) To moan when she moves.
(d) To stay away from population centers.

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

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

15. Why does the tiger leave the base of Corbett's tree?
(a) Corbett fires his rifle and drives it away.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Another tiger calls nearby.
(d) He gets tired of prowling.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Corbett hears what he believes are stones falling at night and investigates, what does he find?

2. Which of the following best characterizes the size of the fish Corbett catches?

3. What does Corbett recommend great care be taken over when stalking tigers at their kills?

4. What is the last technique that Corbett uses to hunt the Thak man-eater?

5. What does Corbett go to when he sees the Pipal Pani tiger and its mate?

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