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. Why does Corbett give up trying to film his subject?
(a) The tigress gets hostile.
(b) The subject disappears.
(c) The light gets bad.
(d) He gets tired.

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

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

4. How effective is sitting out over kills for Corbett when hunting the Thak man-eater?
(a) He had a perfect opportunity which he missed.
(b) He sees the tiger regularly but never gets a shot.
(c) The tiger circled each time but sensed his presence.
(d) Not at all.

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

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

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

8. 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) Flee into the forest.
(d) Whip around and turn to attack him.

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

10. When does Corbett encounter the snake in the pool of water?
(a) When he is circling town looking for a man-eater.
(b) On his way into town.
(c) When he goes to get water for tea.
(d) When the villagers realize what he needs.

11. What causes the tiger to flee from the kill area in the morning after Corbett's night tree vigil?
(a) None of the above.
(b) A wild shot Corbett made.
(c) The call of Corbett's men on the ridge.
(d) Another tiger arriving.

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

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

14. Who is with Corbett when he shoots the Thak man-eater?
(a) The men from the labor camp.
(b) Eight villagers from Thak.
(c) Ibbotson.
(d) Four men and two goats.

15. What animal does Corbett see and wish he could photograph in the story about the fish of his dreams?
(a) A water fowl.
(b) A ghooral.
(c) A langur.
(d) A python.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Corbett go to when he sees the Pipal Pani tiger and its mate?

2. What indication does Corbett find that the latest victim of the tiger was not looked for after being taken?

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

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

5. What is only two or three hundred yards from the Foresters hut where Corbett stays in Mohan?

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