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 do the townspeople of Thak decide to do?
(a) Build a fence around their town.
(b) Raise mony to pay Corbett.
(c) Abandon their town until the man-eater is killed.
(d) Enlist the help of a holy man to drive away the tiger spirit.

2. Who does Corbett stop and talk to on the train into the Mohan forest bungalow?
(a) A terrified group of women.
(b) None of the above.
(c) A group of hunters leaving the area.
(d) An old man who was attacked years before by the tiger.

3. 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) Finish school.
(d) An seafaring internship.

4. What does Corbett thinks killed the buffalo that died but was not killed by the tiger?
(a) Fear.
(b) A snake.
(c) A leopard.
(d) A villager hoping to lure the tiger with blood.

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

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

7. Why is Corbett in a hurry to find the tiger as time moves on?
(a) He has promised his family to retire on the 1st.
(b) The contractors are about to arrive with men.
(c) He knows the tiger is about to move locations.
(d) The tigress is killing many, many people.

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

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

10. 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.

11. Which of the following is a habit of the Thak man-eater?
(a) To stay away from population centers.
(b) Follow people on the trail.
(c) Take her kill into a tree.
(d) To moan when she moves.

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

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

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

15. After having very little success using buffalo as lures, what does Corbett try using?
(a) Rabbits.
(b) Villagers.
(c) Goats.
(d) None of the above.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Corbett worry the Pipal Pani tiger will do after being wounded?

2. What does Corbett watch the Pipal Pani do over the winter?

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

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

5. Which of the following best characterizes how Corbett feels after shooting the Pipal Pani tiger?

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