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

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

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

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

5. When Corbett is on a tall rock and thinks he sees the man-eater below him, what is he really looking at?
(a) The sunlight on grass with a dark rock behind.
(b) None of the above.
(c) A different tiger.
(d) The dead buffalo.

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

7. Who is with Corbett when he shoots the Thak man-eater?
(a) Ibbotson.
(b) The men from the labor camp.
(c) Four men and two goats.
(d) Eight villagers from Thak.

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) Gender.
(d) None of the above.

9. Why does Corbett stop and rest just as he is approaching where he thinks the Kanda man-eater might be?
(a) The view is remarkable.
(b) He doesn't want to maneuver a gun with sweaty hands.
(c) He has an overwhelming sense of doom.
(d) He wants to listen to the sounds around him.

10. After having very little success using buffalo as lures, what does Corbett try using?
(a) Goats.
(b) Villagers.
(c) Rabbits.
(d) None of the above.

11. Why does Corbett give up trying to film his subject?
(a) The light gets bad.
(b) The tigress gets hostile.
(c) The subject disappears.
(d) He gets tired.

12. When Corbett hears what he believes are stones falling at night and investigates, what does he find?
(a) Frogs making the sound.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Fresh pugmarks climbing a rocky bank.
(d) The villagers throwing rocks to scare the tiger.

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

14. Why does Corbett need to kill a snake before hunting a man-eater?
(a) He uses the venom as poison.
(b) To create faith in him from the people of the area.
(c) The odor of snake meat is a powerful lure.
(d) Superstition.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What animal is the Pipal Pani tiger mistaken for and shot?

2. Who lost the most cattle to the Pipal Pani tiger?

3. What animal does Corbett see and wish he could photograph in the story about the fish of his dreams?

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

5. Which of the following is a theory that Corbett develops about why the Thak tigress had become a man-eater?

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