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. Which of the following best describes Ibbotson?
(a) Brave to the point of foolheartedness.
(b) Thoughtful, competent, and brave.
(c) Bitter and sulky.
(d) Competent and quiet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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?
(a) The buffalo killed by a leopard.
(b) The buffalo gone.
(c) The buffalo killed by lightening.
(d) The buffalo half eaten by the tiger.

9. What was Corbett's best guess at the weight of the fish?
(a) Fifty pounds.
(b) A single pound at most.
(c) Fifteen pounds.
(d) Five pounds.

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

11. What do Corbett's men deduce when they see the tree Corbett had been in all night and the tiger blood?
(a) That Corbett had been killed.
(b) None of the above.
(c) That the tiger was dead or dying.
(d) That Corbett was invincible.

12. 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.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Corbett chose to travel alone on the roads in the area of a man-eater?

2. What do the townspeople of Thak decide to do?

3. What information does Corbett claim to know about the Pipal Pani Tiger's early history?

4. What does Corbett claim to enjoy doing?

5. Why does Corbett give up trying to film his subject?

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