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. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that makes the valley Corbett fishes in so pleasant?
(a) The mountains nearby.
(b) The perfume of the flowers.
(c) None of the above.
(d) The abundant wildlife.

2. What does Corbett go to when he sees the Pipal Pani tiger and its mate?
(a) None of the above.
(b) A vulture in a tree.
(c) A road accident.
(d) A tall rock overlooking a neighboring valley.

3. What animals visit the scene of the missing dead chital?
(a) A leopard and a boar.
(b) Two langurs and a leopard.
(c) A boar and two chital.
(d) A tiger and a langur.

4. What does Corbett claim to enjoy doing?
(a) Watching young tigers hunt.
(b) Stalking predators.
(c) Sitting up over a kill.
(d) Scaring the locals.

5. 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) The rescue party of her last victim.
(d) A group of big game hunters from out of town.

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

7. What does a friend bring to Corbett from the scene where the tiger was shot at night?
(a) A tooth.
(b) Some hairs.
(c) A claw.
(d) A bone shard.

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

9. What happened to the chital that the tiger had killed and left?
(a) A leopard took it away.
(b) Another tiger had arrived and eaten much of it.
(c) The sandy bank gave way and deposited it into a river.
(d) Some men cut it up and took it.

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

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

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

13. Why is Corbett in a hurry to find the tiger as time moves on?
(a) He has promised his family to retire on the 1st.
(b) The tigress is killing many, many people.
(c) He knows the tiger is about to move locations.
(d) The contractors are about to arrive with men.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the townspeople of Thak decide to do?

2. What does Corbett thinks killed the buffalo that died but was not killed by the tiger?

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

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

5. What animals visit the kill site the first night Corbett sits out waiting for the Thak man-eater?

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