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

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 line goes dead.
(c) The fish leaps out of the water.
(d) The rod jams and won't reel in the line.

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

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

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

6. What interesting information do the people of Mohan give Corbett about the man-eater?
(a) None of the above.
(b) It moans almost all the time.
(c) It usually kills people while they sleep.
(d) It moves at a sideways angle.

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

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

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

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

11. What happened to the chital that the tiger had killed and left?
(a) The sandy bank gave way and deposited it into a river.
(b) Another tiger had arrived and eaten much of it.
(c) Some men cut it up and took it.
(d) A leopard took it away.

12. What does the father do when he realizes his son is missing?
(a) Searches all night in the wilderness for him.
(b) Send a telegram to Corbett.
(c) Gather a group to go on a tiger hunt.
(d) Weep uncontrollably.

13. When Corbett is on a tall rock and thinks he sees the man-eater below him, what is he really looking at?
(a) The sunlight on grass with a dark rock behind.
(b) A different tiger.
(c) None of the above.
(d) The dead buffalo.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where does the fish swim to while Corbett watches?

3. What lesson does Corbett teach the cub of Pipal Pani?

4. When does the Kanda tiger stalk and prepare to hunt the men from the village?

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

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