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. Who tracks the man-eater or Thak the first time?
(a) Corbett, Ibbotson, and Tewari.
(b) Three groups of three.
(c) Corbett and ten men from the village.
(d) Just Corbett.

2. What do the forest guard and fisherman allegedly trip over while fleeing from the man-eater of Mohan?
(a) A sleeping bear.
(b) A snare trap for the tiger.
(c) Each other.
(d) A log.

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

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

5. What is Corbett hoping to do after he sends his men back when he gives up filming?
(a) Go for a swim.
(b) Catch a fish for his dinner.
(c) None of the above.
(d) Get one last glimpse of the python.

6. What does Corbett says happens when one has unlimited undisturbed water to fish in?
(a) It is easy to be indecisive.
(b) All the spots start looking the same.
(c) Even skeptics turn into fishermen.
(d) One gets overcritical.

7. What did the Pipal Pani tiger no longer permit after his mate left?
(a) None of the above.
(b) Corbett to watch his kill site.
(c) Other tigers to be nearby.
(d) Vultures to feed on his kills.

8. When Corbett hears what he believes are stones falling at night and investigates, what does he find?
(a) The villagers throwing rocks to scare the tiger.
(b) Fresh pugmarks climbing a rocky bank.
(c) None of the above.
(d) Frogs making the sound.

9. When does the father finally find the remains of his son?
(a) When Corbett tracks the tiger.
(b) When the villagers return to work.
(c) When he climbs a knoll to rest at dawn.
(d) When he trips into the ravine.

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

11. Why did the young man and a group of men venture far from the village?
(a) Three women were missing.
(b) In search of fodder for cattle.
(c) They heard the tiger and decided to hunt it.
(d) To find the young man's father.

12. What is Corbett's first strategy to hunt the man-eater of Mohan?
(a) Staking out buffalo as bait.
(b) Watching t
(c) Beating the tiger out of a ravine.
(d) Keeping vigil on the road until the tiger passes.

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

14. What does Corbett claim to enjoy doing?
(a) Watching young tigers hunt.
(b) Stalking predators.
(c) Sitting up over a kill.
(d) Scaring the locals.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What interesting information do the people of Mohan give Corbett about the man-eater?

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

3. What does Corbett recommend great care be taken over when stalking tigers at their kills?

4. Which of the following best characterizes how the tiger cub approached the place he had left the chital?

5. 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?

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