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 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 killed by a leopard.
(d) The buffalo gone.

2. What letter is included in the chapter about the Kanda man-eater?
(a) An admittance letter for the young man.
(b) The resignation of the game warden.
(c) A letter of defeat from a hunter after the tiger.
(d) A letter from the people asking Corbett for his help.

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

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

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

6. Why is the killing of the Thak man-eater especially important to the Forest Department?
(a) There had been complaints from important people.
(b) It was a densely populated area.
(c) It was the most prolific killer in history.
(d) Logging was about to start in the area.

7. What happens to Corbett when he retrieves the fish?
(a) He gets stalked by a python.
(b) He is jerked headlong into the river.
(c) He loses his rod and tackle in the fast current.
(d) He slips and loses the fish.

8. What brings the tiger to the base of the tree Corbett is sitting in?
(a) A teasing langur.
(b) It is stalking him.
(c) Coincidence.
(d) It is passing on its way to the dead buffalo.

9. When does the Kanda tiger stalk and prepare to hunt the men from the village?
(a) When they are bringing buffalo for Corbett to use as bait.
(b) When they are traveling out of town.
(c) When they sit to rest at the edge of the village.
(d) When they are cutting leaves from trees for fodder.

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

11. What does Corbett deduce about the man-eater from the information the villagers give him?
(a) None of the above.
(b) It is very old.
(c) It has an injured leg.
(d) It has poor eyesight.

12. Who comes to see Corbett nearly as soon as he arrives.
(a) The people of the nearby village.
(b) The father of the latest victim.
(c) The local authorities.
(d) The oldest women of the village.

13. Who lost the most cattle to the Pipal Pani tiger?
(a) The man who shot him.
(b) A very poor couple trying to raise six children.
(c) Corbett.
(d) The government.

14. What does Corbett say has altered as much as ladies fashion over the years?
(a) Fishing rods and tackle.
(b) The kinds of fish in the river.
(c) His excuses to stay out late.
(d) His reasons for loving nature.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that makes the valley Corbett fishes in so pleasant?

2. What reason did Corbett find for the tiger in Mohan to have become a man-eater?

3. Which of the following best describes Ibbotson?

4. Who does the Thak man-eater cow into silence when they shout at her?

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

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