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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to the author, which of the following was a reason why Pi decided to get back into the lifeboat?
(a) There was a shark in the water.
(b) He wanted to get dry.
(c) He was cold and tired.
(d) He knew the tiger would not hurt him.

3. What is the omega animal?
(a) The hardest animal to train.
(b) The animal that is given the easiest tricks to learn.
(c) The one with the lowest social standing in their group.
(d) The one with the highest social standing in their group.

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

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

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

7. What religion is Pi?
(a) Muslim.
(b) Hindu.
(c) Protestant.
(d) Catholic.

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

9. What did Pi say at the meeting of his parents and his religious teachers?
(a) He wanted to study more about the religions.
(b) He just wanted to love God.
(c) He would think about they said.
(d) The religions were similar.

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

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

12. Pi took inventory of what on the boat?
(a) A metal cupboard.
(b) A cage.
(c) The locker.
(d) A wooden trunk.

13. How important is religion to Pi?
(a) It is very important.
(b) It is somewhat important.
(c) It is not important at all.
(d) It is important depending on the circumstances.

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

15. When did Pi feel that God was very close to him?
(a) One day when he was riding his bike home from Mr. Kumar's, the Muslim.
(b) When he was praying in the Christian church.
(c) When he watched the Muslim shopkeeper.
(d) When he was praying in the mosque.

Short Answer Questions

1. Does the meeting at the zoo between the two Mr. Kumars have any special significance?

2. The nameless male character introduced in Part 1, Chapter 2 reappears in Part 1, Chapter 6. Readers now learn what about this man?

3. Who were the two men Pi called the "prophets of his youth"?

4. According to Pi's father, what kind of an environment do animals seek?

5. How large was the boat?

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