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. What happens when the fish Corbett first catches reaches the end of the fishing line?
(a) The line goes dead.
(b) Corbett starts reeling the fish in.
(c) The fish leaps out of the water.
(d) The rod jams and won't reel in the line.

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

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

4. What does Corbett realize after reeling in sixty yards of the fishing line?
(a) None of the above.
(b) He did not use bait.
(c) There is a branch wrapped in his line.
(d) The fish is still on the line.

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

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

7. 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 Corbett was invincible.
(d) That the tiger was dead or dying.

8. What do the forest guard and fisherman allegedly trip over while fleeing from the man-eater of Mohan?
(a) A snare trap for the tiger.
(b) A log.
(c) A sleeping bear.
(d) Each other.

9. How does Corbett decide to continue his pursuit of the man-eater after his unsuccessful first encounter with him?
(a) Keep vigil over the kill.
(b) Lace the kill with poison.
(c) Stake out another bufallo.
(d) Organize a beat.

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

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

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

13. What does Corbett say is more important than the weight of the fish?
(a) The thrill of the moment.
(b) The epic battle in order to catch it.
(c) The taking of a life from the river.
(d) The memory of the beautiful place.

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

15. What is Corbett trying to film out in the submontane valley?
(a) A python.
(b) None of the above.
(c) A tigress and her cubs.
(d) A rare butterfly.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Corbett leave the fish after he catches it?

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

3. What does Corbett say plays an important role in our enjoyment of outdoor sports?

4. Why did the young man and a group of men venture far from the village?

5. Why is Corbett in a hurry to find the tiger as time moves on?

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