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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. In Part 1, Chapter 30, what does the author say he learned about Pi when they met?
(a) That Pi did not believe in marriage.
(b) That Pi was twice divorced.
(c) That Pi was married.
(d) That Pi's wife's name is Meena and she is a doctor.

3. What did Pi do when the sun rose the day after he built his raft?
(a) Fell asleep exhausted, wrapped in his warm blanket.
(b) Prepared to battle the tiger.
(c) Moved closer to the tiger for protection.
(d) Created a fishing line to use to catch food.

4. Which of the following does Pi discuss as a strange living arrangement of animals?
(a) A cat living with a lion.
(b) A mouse living with a viper.
(c) Sheep living with a rhino.
(d) Monkeys living with a zebra.

5. 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 know what the author thinks.
(b) To make the reader aware of the author's religious beliefs.
(c) To help the reader understand Pi better.
(d) To make the reader aware that the author likes Pi.

6. As Pi was in the lifeboat, what animal floated by and got into the boat?
(a) A monkey.
(b) Another hyena.
(c) An orangutan.
(d) A dog.

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

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

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

10. Which of the following is true about Pi's family's departure from India?
(a) The whole family was excited about going to Canada.
(b) The ship was delayed in its departure because of weather.
(c) Other families on the ship were going to Canada as well.
(d) Pi was excited about leaving, but his mother was sad.

11. The main character grew up in what country?
(a) United States.
(b) Mexico.
(c) Canada.
(d) India.

12. What was the main character named after?
(a) His grandfather.
(b) His father.
(c) A famous landmark.
(d) A swimming pool.

13. When the hyena began to act strangely, what did Pi do?
(a) Sat still and thought about the predatory powers of the hyena.
(b) Tried to quiet the hyena by distracting it.
(c) Hid under the tarp.
(d) Jumped back into the water.

14. Which of the reasons listed below is NOT one of the reasons Pi's father decided to move the family to Canada?
(a) His father thought there would be changes in India because of Mrs. Ghandi.
(b) His father wanted to give Pi a broader view of life and religion.
(c) His father worried about the political situation in India.
(d) His father hoped to provide a better life for the family in Canada.

15. What did Pi do the first day in the life boat?
(a) He helped the animals on board.
(b) He explored the life boat.
(c) He made himself secure.
(d) He kept alert looking for survivors and rescue teams.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the hyena killed the zebra, what did the hyena do?

2. What separated Pi from the Tiger on the boat?

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

4. What do Pi's parents think about his being so religious?

5. When Pi got back into the lifeboat in Part 2, who did he see look out from under the tarp?

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