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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did the great storm one afternoon take with it?
(a) Pi's little raft.
(b) The collected rainwater.
(c) The tarp.
(d) The tiger.
2. Where were the two men from who were dispatched to the town where Pi recovered in an effort to interview him?
(c) United States.
3. What was Pi careful to maintain with the tiger in his quest to be known by the tiger as the alpha male?
(a) Plentiful water.
(b) Plentiful food.
(c) Sufficient sleeping space.
(d) Eye contact.
4. Where did Pi, Richard Parker, and the lifeboat, finally land?
5. What were the greatest of contradictions, according to Pi?
(a) Boredom and terror.
(b) Darkness of the night and the daylight.
(c) Faith and hopelessness.
(d) The sea and the sky.
6. What happened to the underside of Pi's raft?
(a) It started breaking apart.
(b) It started rotting.
(c) It became an ecosystem full of sea life.
(d) It turned green with algae.
7. What was one method of Pi's escapism?
(a) Sleeping during the daylight hours, dreaming of his future life on land.
(b) Temporarily dreaming of his childhood home and his family.
(c) Temporary asphyxiation by putting a cloth over his face.
(d) Temporarily stopping his breathing until he saw pure peace in his mind.
8. Whose voice did Pi start to hear after he discovered he was blind?
(a) His mother's.
(b) His brother's.
(c) The tiger's.
(d) A man's.
9. When did Pi start spending more time on the lifeboat?
(a) When the tiger did not attack him after the storm.
(b) When Pi lost his blanket to the sea during the storm.
(c) When the raft was ruined in the storm.
(d) When the tiger moved to the raft.
10. What did Pi find solace in, even though he had to continually reconsider his place in God's universe?
(a) His religious memories.
(b) His religious expressions.
(d) His own thoughts.
11. What was an act of deference by the tiger to Pi?
(a) Being silent and gentle with Pi.
(b) Growling at Pi.
(c) Hiding his feces.
(d) Not lashing out at Pi.
12. After Pi was nearly starving, what did a storm of flying fish bring onto the boat?
(a) A large dorado.
(b) The raft.
(c) A shark.
(d) A turtle.
13. Once Pi's suffering became intense, what did he do with the greater part of his days?
(a) Slept in a semi-conscious state using his dream rag.
(b) Trained the tiger more intensely then before.
(c) Drank sea water, losing hope of survival.
(d) Fished, determined to catch more fish to alleviate his hunger.
14. What did Pi fail to control as time passed on the liferaft?
(a) His loneliness.
(b) His fear.
(c) His direction.
(d) His faith.
15. What did Pi do to exert his dominance over the tiger?
(a) Cleaned the boat of the tiger's urine in front of him.
(b) Cleaned the fish he caught in front of him.
(c) Conducted his daily routine in front of him.
(d) Handled the tiger's feces in front of him.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the officials say to the author about the interview with Pi?
2. What did Pi finally realize after reading the manual written by a British Royal Navy commander?
3. What did the interviewing men decide had caused the ship to sink?
4. What was the tiger trying to do with his feces?
5. What two things does Pi attribute his survival alongside Richard Parker with?
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