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

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

3. 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.

4. Where does Corbett leave the fish after he catches it?
(a) Hanging out of otter's reach from a tree branch.
(b) In water tied to a tree.
(c) Back into the still pool.
(d) Buried unter some medium sized rocks on the bottom of the river.

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

6. What does Corbett discover the morning after the storm when he checks on the first buffalo he staked out in hopes of luring the Mohan man-eater?
(a) The buffalo killed by lightening.
(b) The buffalo half eaten by the tiger.
(c) The buffalo gone.
(d) The buffalo killed by a leopard.

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

8. What information does Corbett claim to know about the Pipal Pani Tiger's early history?
(a) His mother died when he was barely able to hunt.
(b) That he was born in a deep ravine and was one of a family of three.
(c) He was chased out of Nepal after killing many people.
(d) He had been raised as a housepet.

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

10. What had the young man in the story just completed when he goes to leave some things at home?
(a) Training as a tour guide.
(b) Enlist in the military.
(c) An seafaring internship.
(d) Finish school.

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

12. How does the Pipal Pani tiger get wounded in the shoulder?
(a) A fight with a leopard.
(b) A fight with another tiger.
(c) He isn't careful returning to a kill and gets shot.
(d) He gets shot when attacking cattle.

13. What tale of heroism does Corbett tell?
(a) A local legend.
(b) A fictional account of heroism.
(c) A story told to him by another big game hunter who witnessed it.
(d) The Kanda man-eater's last victim.

14. What causes the tiger to flee from the kill area in the morning after Corbett's night tree vigil?
(a) Another tiger arriving.
(b) The call of Corbett's men on the ridge.
(c) A wild shot Corbett made.
(d) None of the above.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Corbett realize after reeling in sixty yards of the fishing line?

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

4. What animals visit the scene of the missing dead chital?

5. What does Corbett claim to enjoy doing?

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