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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Pi spend his second night on the lifeboat?
(a) Walking about the boat.
(b) Swimming and sleeping.
(c) Crying with grief about his family.
(d) Sleeping.

2. 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) Attended Hindu temple only at quiet times.
(d) Talked to his religious teachers.

3. What did Pi plan to do with Richard Parker the night after he finished the raft?
(a) Kill him and cast him off onto the raft, adrift in the sea.
(b) Kill him and bury him on land.
(c) Get rid of him and have the lifeboat to himself.
(d) Keep him around for protection.

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

5. Why does Pi think that the hyena did not attack him?
(a) Because the hyena had not yet gotten to him.
(b) Because the tiger was in the boat.
(c) Because Pi had not yet gotten close enough to him.
(d) Because the hyena wasn't hungry.

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

7. What separated Pi from the Tiger on the boat?
(a) A tarp.
(b) A table.
(c) A floor.
(d) A wall.

8. What did the main character think about the animals in the zoo?
(a) They were happy living in the zoo.
(b) They were not happy living in the zoo.
(c) They would like to return to the wild.
(d) They were fearful of the other animals in the zoo.

9. What convinced Pi he wasn't going to die?
(a) A voice.
(b) A friend.
(c) A rat.
(d) Richard Parker.

10. What event showed that fortune was with Pi?
(a) He was not seasick.
(b) He didn't get killed by a falling zebra.
(c) He was mobile enough to get in the lifeboat.
(d) He went to sleep early the night before.

11. What does Pi lament to the author that he is forgetting?
(a) What his father looked like.
(b) What his mother looked like.
(c) What his brother looked like.
(d) What Richard Parker looked like.

12. What was under the tarp on the boat?
(a) A pile of lifejackets.
(b) A locker.
(c) The tiger.
(d) Biscuits.

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

14. In Pi's story, which of these statements is true about the black leopard that escaped from the Zurich Zoo?
(a) She roamed the countryside killing small animals.
(b) She escaped during the day when the zookeeper left her cage open.
(c) She lived for ten weeks before she was captured.
(d) She shared her habitat with a male that she did not get along with.

15. In Part 1, Chapter 21, what is the author's purpose in writing about what he thinks after interviewing Pi?
(a) To help the reader understand Pi better.
(b) To make the reader aware of the author's religious beliefs.
(c) To help the reader know what the author thinks.
(d) To make the reader aware that the author likes Pi.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Pi do the first day in the life boat?

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

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

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

5. What made Pi re-evaluate his position in the lifeboat?

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