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. 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) To find the young man's father.
(c) In search of fodder for cattle.
(d) Three women were missing.

2. 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.

3. What animal is the Pipal Pani tiger mistaken for and shot?
(a) A man-eating tiger.
(b) A hyena.
(c) A ghooral.
(d) A pig.

4. What time of day does Corbett kill the Thak man-eater?
(a) At the break of dawn.
(b) At the very last light of day.
(c) At night.
(d) At noon.

5. What ailment does Corbett wake up with the first morning in Mohan?
(a) A fever.
(b) A cough.
(c) A horrible rash.
(d) Laryngitis.

6. What does the father do when he realizes his son is missing?
(a) Send a telegram to Corbett.
(b) Searches all night in the wilderness for him.
(c) Gather a group to go on a tiger hunt.
(d) Weep uncontrollably.

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

8. What is the last technique that Corbett uses to hunt the Thak man-eater?
(a) Stalk her on a moonlit night.
(b) Poisoning her previous kill.
(c) Sitting over a group of women working in the fields.
(d) Calling her in.

9. What did the Pipal Pani tiger no longer permit after his mate left?
(a) Other tigers to be nearby.
(b) Vultures to feed on his kills.
(c) Corbett to watch his kill site.
(d) None of the above.

10. Which of the following best characterizes how Corbett feels after shooting the Pipal Pani tiger?
(a) Relief.
(b) Nostalgia.
(c) Utter sadness.
(d) Mixed emotions.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is with Corbett when he shoots the Thak man-eater?

3. Where does the fish swim to while Corbett watches?

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

5. What does Corbett says happens when one has unlimited undisturbed water to fish in?

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