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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did the officials say to the author about the interview with Pi?
(a) It was amazing and heroic.
(b) It was hard but purposeful.
(c) It was incomplete and unusual.
(d) It was difficult and memorable.
2. What sea creatures were around the boat most of the time?
3. Why did Pi give generously to the tiger at the cost of his own hunger and thirst?
(a) If the tiger became desperate for food, Pi knew his life would end quickly.
(b) If the tiger got mad at Pi, he would lunge and kill Pi.
(c) If he didn't give generously to the tiger, Pi would not be fulfilling his religious needs.
(d) Pi believed in sharing with the tiger for mutual survival.
4. What did Pi do to exert his dominance over the tiger?
(a) Cleaned the fish he caught in front of him.
(b) Conducted his daily routine in front of him.
(c) Handled the tiger's feces in front of him.
(d) Cleaned the boat of the tiger's urine in front of him.
5. When did Pi start spending more time on the lifeboat?
(a) When the tiger did not attack him after the storm.
(b) When the tiger moved to the raft.
(c) When the raft was ruined in the storm.
(d) When Pi lost his blanket to the sea during the storm.
6. What happened as starvation began to set in?
(a) Pi's body began to break down and standing was difficult.
(b) Pi thought about killing and eating the tiger.
(c) Pi spent all day rocking back and forth on the raft.
(d) Pi gave up the will to survive.
7. What did the interviewers do after Pi finished telling them what he told them?
(a) Remarked to eachother in Japanese that Pi was not very forthcoming about his experiences.
(b) Remarked to each other in Spanish that Pi was brilliant and his story was sad.
(c) Talked to each other in Spanish, remarking that Pi had become unstable.
(d) Remarked to each other in Japanese that they found the story interesting and then took a short break.
8. On whose estimated birthday did Pi sing "Happy Birthday"?
(a) His mother's.
(b) His brother's.
(c) The tiger's.
(d) His father's.
9. What did Pi do to keep Richard Parker satisfied?
(a) Put him on the raft.
(b) Talked to him while he petted him.
(c) Did not get near him, leaving him alone.
(d) Caught as many fish as possible.
10. What did the boat do when the raft was next to it?
(a) Turned perpendicular to the current and flowed with it.
(b) Turned perpendicular to the waves and rolled unpleasantly.
(c) Turned parallel to the waves, increasing the unpleasant rolling motion.
(d) Turned parallel to the current and calmed in its rolling motion.
11. What did Pi have a hard time butchering?
12. 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) Fished, determined to catch more fish to alleviate his hunger.
(d) Drank sea water, losing hope of survival.
13. What did the tiger do when he and Pi landed on the shore of the small island?
(a) Stayed on the boat, skeptical of the island.
(b) Stayed close to Pi, now trained and secure in his presence.
(c) Leapt from the boat and disappeared over a ridge.
(d) Saw a moving animal and raced after it, hunting it down and tearing it apart for food.
14. What did Pi wish for in his quiet days on the liftboat?
(a) A friend.
(b) More food.
(c) To be rescued.
(d) A book.
15. What did Pi find solace in, even though he had to continually reconsider his place in God's universe?
(a) His religious expressions.
(b) His religious memories.
(d) His own thoughts.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the manual suggest Pi drink as a nutritious drink?
2. What was the island made out of, which Pi ate in massive quantity?
3. How many steps were in Pi's plan to tame the tiger?
4. Where did Pi, Richard Parker, and the lifeboat, finally land?
5. What did the final report say about Pi's knowledge of the reason the ship sank?
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