Life of Pi Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2 Chapter 77 | Part 2 Chapter 78 | Part 2 Chapter 79.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the reasons listed below is NOT one of the reasons Pi's father decided to move the family to Canada?
(a) His father wanted to give Pi a broader view of life and religion.
(b) His father thought there would be changes in India because of Mrs. Ghandi.
(c) His father hoped to provide a better life for the family in Canada.
(d) His father worried about the political situation in India.

2. Does the meeting at the zoo between the two Mr. Kumars have any special significance?
(a) No. It was just an event that happened.
(b) Yes. It represents the two sides of Pi's character--his piety and his interest in creation.
(c) No, but it made Pi feel uncomfortable.
(d) Yes. It signifies that Pi has not yet assimilated what he has learned from the two Mr. Kumars.

3. What happened as starvation began to set in?
(a) Pi gave up the will to survive.
(b) Pi spent all day rocking back and forth on the raft.
(c) Pi's body began to break down and standing was difficult.
(d) Pi thought about killing and eating the tiger.

4. What sea creatures were around the boat most of the time?
(a) Fish.
(b) Eels.
(c) Sharks.
(d) Turtles.

5. What happened when the two Mr. Kumars in Pi's life meet by chance at the zoo?
(a) Pi gave them both carrots to feed the zebras.
(b) Nothing. After an introduction they each went their separate ways.
(c) The two Mr. Kumars discussed Pi's interfaith practices.
(d) Pi invited both Mr. Kumars to stay for tea at the zoo.

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the greatest of contradictions, according to Pi?

2. What did Pi plan to do with Richard Parker the night after he finished the raft?

3. Which of the following does Pi discuss as a strange living arrangement of animals?

4. What did the tiger like to lean over the edge of the boat and club to death, then eat?

5. What convinced Pi he wasn't going to die?

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