Life of Pi Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 1 Chapter 25 | Part 1 Chapter 26 | Part 1 Chapter 27 | Part 1 Chapter 28.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Pi, when do animals try to escape from the zoo?
(a) When they are hungry.
(b) When they are unhappy.
(c) When they don't like their habitat.
(d) When they want to return to their prior home.

2. What is the purpose of the italicized chapters?
(a) To give the reader some background about the man.
(b) To tell the reader how the author discovered the story.
(c) To add some mysteriousness to the story.
(d) To confuse the reader.

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

4. What happened at the meeting with Pi's parents and his three religious teachers?
(a) Each teacher thought Pi was more faithful to his religion than to the others.
(b) They agreed Pi should continue exploring his religious beliefs.
(c) They all agreed Pi could be a Hindu, Muslim, and Christian at the same time.
(d) Each teacher thought their religions had similarities.

5. Who is Mamji?
(a) A respectful, affectionate term for an older person.
(b) A person who studied in England for two years.
(c) A person who worked for Pi's father at the zoo.
(d) A person who used to be a competitive swimmer.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following statements is true about Pi's parents' practice of their religion?

2. In Part 1, Chapter 21, what is the author's purpose in writing about what he thinks after interviewing Pi?

3. Who was Mr. Satish Kumar?

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

5. What did Pi's father tell him was the second greatest danger in the zoo?

(see the answer key)

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