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

2. What does Corbett get distracted admiring as he is inspecting the road?
(a) A massive bird of prey.
(b) The view.
(c) Orchids.
(d) An amazing butterfly.

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the things that makes the valley Corbett fishes in so pleasant?
(a) The perfume of the flowers.
(b) The abundant wildlife.
(c) The mountains nearby.
(d) None of the above.

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

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

6. Who does the Thak man-eater cow into silence when they shout at her?
(a) The rescue party of her last victim.
(b) The men at the labor camp.
(c) Corbett's men.
(d) A group of big game hunters from out of town.

7. What is the last technique that Corbett uses to hunt the Thak man-eater?
(a) Stalk her on a moonlit night.
(b) Calling her in.
(c) Sitting over a group of women working in the fields.
(d) Poisoning her previous kill.

8. What is missing from the first kill site that Corbett sees of the Thak man-eater?
(a) Evidence of struggle.
(b) Tracks.
(c) Blood.
(d) A drag.

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

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

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

12. What does Corbett see first on the trail as he is stalking the man-eater of Mohan?
(a) The hind foot of the tiger.
(b) The end of the tail of the tiger.
(c) The shadow of the tiger.
(d) A bird scurrying away.

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

14. What does Corbett worry the Pipal Pani tiger will do after being wounded?
(a) Hole up and die.
(b) Move to another area.
(c) Become a man-eater.
(d) Return to the village like he had before.

15. Where does the Pipal Pani tiger make his home?
(a) On a pinnacle overlooking the area.
(b) In a cave protected by big rocks.
(c) Under some dense, thorny bushes.
(d) On a large fallen tree.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is a habit of the Thak man-eater?

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

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

4. Which of the following is NOT something that Corbett says can be determined by examining a tiger's scratchmarks?

5. What did the Pipal Pani tiger no longer permit after his mate left?

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