Life of Pi Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2 Chapter 41 | Part 2 Chapter 42 | Part 2 Chapter 43.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Pi throw himself out of the lifeboat?
(a) Someone called to him to swim to another boat.
(b) He thought he saw another lifeboat that might be safer.
(c) He realized he was in a boat with a Bengal tiger.
(d) He was hot and he thought he could cool off in the water.

2. How did Richard Parker end up in the lifeboat with Pi?
(a) Pi helped him swim to the boat by throwing him a life buoy.
(b) Pi doesn't know how he got there.
(c) He jumped into the boat from the ship.
(d) He was there before Pi got in.

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

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

5. Does the meeting at the zoo between the two Mr. Kumars have any special significance?
(a) Yes. It represents the two sides of Pi's character--his piety and his interest in creation.
(b) No. It was just an event that happened.
(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.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Pi's story, which of these statements is true about the black leopard that escaped from the Zurich Zoo?

2. Which of the reasons listed below is NOT one of the reasons Pi's father decided to move the family to Canada?

3. According to Pi, when have successful zookeepers created a healthy environment for the animals?

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

5. What happened at the meeting with Pi's parents and his three religious teachers?

(see the answer key)

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