Life of Pi Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1 Chapter 33 | Part 1 Chapter 34 | Part 1 Chapter 35 | Part 1 Chapter 36.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Part 1, Chapter 36, who is not at Pi's home to welcome the author when the author meets again with Pi and his family?
(a) Pi's son.
(b) Pi's cat.
(c) Pi's daughter.
(d) Pi's wife.

2. Why does the author promise the reader a happy ending to Pi's tale?
(a) So the reader will continue reading the story.
(b) He has no specific reason for doing this.
(c) So the reader will not feel so sad.
(d) Because people like to read books with happy endings.

3. Which of the following statements is NOT true about Pi's baptism?
(a) The actual baptism involved only a trickle of water poured over his head.
(b) The actual baptism was, for him, as refreshing as a warm summer rain.
(c) His father, mother and brother came, even though it was against their will.
(d) It was an uncomfortable event for Pi.

4. In Part 1, Chapter 33, when the author and Pi look through photos, what period in Pi's life has only a few photos?
(a) His wedding.
(b) His time in Brazil.
(c) His life in India.
(d) His time at the University of Toronto.

5. As Pi was learning about Islam, he visited a Muslim shopkeeper. Which of the following statements is true?
(a) Pi bought Muslim prayer beads at the shop.
(b) The shopkeeper asked Pi to leave when it was time to pray.
(c) Pi didn't have dinner with the shopkeeper.
(d) The shopkeeper took Pi to a mosque.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Pi feel that God was very close to him?

2. What is the omega animal?

3. What was the response of Pi's mother to his request for a Christian baptism and a prayer rug?

4. The nameless male character introduced in Part 1, Chapter 2 reappears in Part 1, Chapter 6. Readers now learn what about this man?

5. What did Pi do when he didn't feel as welcome to his interfaith practices as before?

(see the answer key)

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