Life of Pi Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2 Chapter 47 | Part 2 Chapter 48 | Part 2 Chapter 49.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why must a circus lion trainer establish that he is the alpha male with respect to the lion?
(a) The trainer must show the lion he is physically stronger.
(b) Only female lions are used in the circus.
(c) All lions want to be dominated.
(d) The lion must know who is boss, which will make it feel secure.

2. Pi and Mr. Kumar agreed on what?
(a) That all religions were basically the same.
(b) On politics.
(c) On the sacredness of the zoo.
(d) That Pi should spend more time studying.

3. What did Pi do when he didn't feel as welcome to his interfaith practices as before?
(a) Lingered after Muslim prayers.
(b) Changed Christian churches.
(c) Talked to his religious teachers.
(d) Attended Hindu temple only at quiet times.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following statements is NOT true about Pi's baptism?

2. What happened after the meeting of Pi's parents and his religious teachers?

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

4. As Pi was in the lifeboat, what animal floated by and got into the boat?

5. Which of these events did not occur before the ship sank?

(see the answer key)

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