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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. When Pi awoke in the middle of the night and saw the huge moonlit sky before him, what did he think about with regards to himself and the rest of the sea?
(a) How starless the sky was, and how empty his heart felt.
(b) How lonely the moon looked, and how lonely his heart was.
(c) How small he is and how vast the sea and the sky are.
(d) How there was no chance of ever surviving in such a vast sea.
2. What did he do to provoke the tiger during training?
(a) Pounced on him like a predator.
(b) Poked him with a stick.
(c) Stole his tarp and used it to make a new mast on the raft.
(d) Intruded on the neutral area.
3. Where did Pi, Richard Parker, and the lifeboat, finally land?
4. What did Pi spend a lot of time in the manual reading about and studying?
(a) How to signal that he was alive.
(b) How to make a shelter.
(c) Navigational directions.
(d) The tide and current.
5. What was the island made out of, which Pi ate in massive quantity?
6. What was one method of Pi's escapism?
(a) Sleeping during the daylight hours, dreaming of his future life on land.
(b) Temporarily stopping his breathing until he saw pure peace in his mind.
(c) Temporarily dreaming of his childhood home and his family.
(d) Temporary asphyxiation by putting a cloth over his face.
7. What happened as starvation began to set in?
(a) Pi thought about killing and eating the tiger.
(b) Pi gave up the will to survive.
(c) Pi's body began to break down and standing was difficult.
(d) Pi spent all day rocking back and forth on the raft.
8. What did Pi first see in the distance, that he dismissed as a hallucination?
(c) A hammock.
(d) A beach.
9. What ran out before Pi was done writing in his diary?
(a) Room on the page.
(b) His hope.
(d) The ink in his pens.
10. What two things does Pi attribute his survival alongside Richard Parker with?
(a) Richard Parker's tendency towards seasickness and Pi being the provider of food and water.
(b) His ignorance at the true dangers of Richard Parker and luck.
(c) His faith in his religion and his mother's love for him.
(d) The seperate spaces of the raft and the lifeboat.
11. What did the boat do when the raft was next to it?
(a) Turned parallel to the waves, increasing the unpleasant rolling motion.
(b) Turned parallel to the current and calmed in its rolling motion.
(c) Turned perpendicular to the current and flowed with it.
(d) Turned perpendicular to the waves and rolled unpleasantly.
12. What else did Pi see a group of, which stayed with him an entire day?
(b) Sea Lions.
13. What did Pi first use to communicate with the tiger after his hope returned?
(a) His voice.
(b) A stick from the boat.
(c) A whistle from the locker.
(d) A wooden tube from the boat.
14. After Pi was nearly starving, what did a storm of flying fish bring onto the boat?
(a) A shark.
(b) A large dorado.
(c) A turtle.
(d) The raft.
15. What did the great storm one afternoon take with it?
(a) The collected rainwater.
(b) Pi's little raft.
(c) The tarp.
(d) The tiger.
Short Answer Questions
1. What smell reminded Pi of childhood?
2. What did Pi bring to the tiger in the morning after they had both had a restless night's sleep?
3. What did Pi wish for in his quiet days on the liftboat?
4. What did the interviewing men decide had caused the ship to sink?
5. When did Pi start spending more time on the lifeboat?
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