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. 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 time in Brazil.
(b) His wedding.
(c) His time at the University of Toronto.
(d) His life in India.

2. The nameless male character introduced in Part 1, Chapter 2 reappears in Part 1, Chapter 6. Readers now learn what about this man?
(a) He teaches the main character about animals.
(b) He works in the zoo.
(c) He likes to swim.
(d) He is a great cook with an extensive spice collection.

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

4. Pi was becoming hopeless after the zebra was killed, so he decided to do what?
(a) Throw himself at the hyena for a fight to the death.
(b) Do nothing and wait to be rescued.
(c) Jump overboard and let the sharks kill him.
(d) Pray to God for deliverance.

5. As night fell on his first day in the lifeboat, why did Pi become scared?
(a) It would be dark and rescue boats wouldn't see him.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) He knew the hyena was capable of hurting him.
(d) He didn't know what would happen.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. The author uses the animals as symbols of what?

4. During the first night on the lifeboat, what did the hyena do?

5. Why does Pi think that the hyena did not attack him?

(see the answer key)

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