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 say plays an important role in our enjoyment of outdoor sports?
(a) The people with you.
(b) All of the above.
(c) The element of danger.
(d) The environment.

2. What does Corbett hear that makes him try a different tactic in his hunt for the Kanda man-eater?
(a) None of the above.
(b) A langur warning call.
(c) The tiger calling.
(d) News of another death in a neighboring town.

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

4. What does Corbett recommend great care be taken over when stalking tigers at their kills?
(a) To develop perfect patience.
(b) To not get drowsy.
(c) To kill the animal outright on the first shot.
(d) To not alert the other wildlife.

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

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

7. What lesson does Corbett teach the cub of Pipal Pani?
(a) People are to feared.
(b) To be cautious returning to a kill.
(c) Not to approach his back yard.
(d) How to catch peafowl.

8. What animals visit the kill site the first night Corbett sits out waiting for the Thak man-eater?
(a) Two bears.
(b) A sambhar and a porcupine.
(c) Two porcupines and a bear.
(d) A leopard and a sambhar.

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

10. Which of the following is NOT something that Corbett says can be determined by examining a tiger's scratchmarks?
(a) The direction it was heading.
(b) Whether the animal has recently eaten human flesh.
(c) None of the above.
(d) Gender.

11. Which of the following best characterizes how the tiger cub approached the place he had left the chital?
(a) Impatiently and angrily.
(b) Fearfully and nervously.
(c) Caustiously and thoughtfully.
(d) Directly and casually.

12. What animals visit the scene of the missing dead chital?
(a) A tiger and a langur.
(b) Two langurs and a leopard.
(c) A boar and two chital.
(d) A leopard and a boar.

13. What is only two or three hundred yards from the Foresters hut where Corbett stays in Mohan?
(a) None of the above.
(b) A hunters lookout.
(c) A village.
(d) A tree where the tiger had killed just days before.

14. What indication does Corbett find that the latest victim of the tiger was not looked for after being taken?
(a) Body parts.
(b) A beaded necklace on the ground.
(c) A sickle and three lengths of rope on the ground.
(d) No footprints.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does the father do when he realizes his son is missing?

4. What does Corbett deduce about the man-eater from the information the villagers give him?

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

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