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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

7. What brings the tiger to the base of the tree Corbett is sitting in?
(a) It is passing on its way to the dead buffalo.
(b) Coincidence.
(c) It is stalking him.
(d) A teasing langur.

8. What does Corbett do when he desperately needs to cough while stalking the man-eater of Mohan?
(a) Chew some leaves that make his throat numb.
(b) Make bird sounds to clear his throat.
(c) Leave the area.
(d) None of the above.

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

10. What information does Corbett claim to know about the Pipal Pani Tiger's early history?
(a) His mother died when he was barely able to hunt.
(b) That he was born in a deep ravine and was one of a family of three.
(c) He had been raised as a housepet.
(d) He was chased out of Nepal after killing many people.

11. What indication does Corbett find that the latest victim of the tiger was not looked for after being taken?
(a) No footprints.
(b) A sickle and three lengths of rope on the ground.
(c) Body parts.
(d) A beaded necklace on the ground.

12. What does Corbett thinks killed the buffalo that died but was not killed by the tiger?
(a) A villager hoping to lure the tiger with blood.
(b) A snake.
(c) A leopard.
(d) Fear.

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

14. Why is Corbett in a hurry to find the tiger as time moves on?
(a) The tigress is killing many, many people.
(b) The contractors are about to arrive with men.
(c) He has promised his family to retire on the 1st.
(d) He knows the tiger is about to move locations.

15. What reason did Corbett find for the tiger in Mohan to have become a man-eater?
(a) A bullet in his shoulder.
(b) Porcupine quills in his foreleg.
(c) Broken teeth.
(d) An old hip fracture.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following best characterizes the size of the fish Corbett catches?

3. What does Corbett say is more important than the weight of the fish?

4. What does Corbett get distracted admiring as he is inspecting the road?

5. Why is the killing of the Thak man-eater especially important to the Forest Department?

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