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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did Pi use a page from his notebook for?
(a) To write a last will and testament.
(b) To write a goodbye note to his mother.
(c) To write the dream from the previous night.
(d) To write a note telling of his plight.
2. What did the interviewers tell Pi they thought about his story?
(a) That they thought it was a story of heroism.
(b) That they didn't believe it.
(c) That they thought it was so improbable it was amazing he had survived.
(d) That his family would be proud to have him return.
3. What did Pi start to follow after his food supplies run low?
(a) His faith, knowing he can catch more fish.
(b) The tiger, to where the tiger has sequestered fish.
(c) The recommended daily intake in the survival guide.
(d) His normal routine.
4. Whose voice did Pi start to hear after he discovered he was blind?
(a) His brother's.
(b) The tiger's.
(c) His mother's.
(d) A man's.
5. What did Pi have a hard time butchering?
6. What did Pi share for food with Richard Parker after butchering it?
(a) Shark meat.
(b) Turtle meat.
(d) Eel guts.
7. What did the officials say to the author about the interview with Pi?
(a) It was hard but purposeful.
(b) It was incomplete and unusual.
(c) It was difficult and memorable.
(d) It was amazing and heroic.
8. What did the interviewers want to know first?
(a) Who the tiger was and where Pi had been the past months.
(b) How the ship sank and what happened to the ship's cargo.
(c) What food Pi had eaten to survive for the past few months.
(d) Where Pi had learned his survival techniques from.
9. 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 there was no chance of ever surviving in such a vast sea.
(c) How lonely the moon looked, and how lonely his heart was.
(d) How small he is and how vast the sea and the sky are.
10. What did Pi tell to the interviewers?
(a) That he won't say anything more until he goes home.
(b) His story.
(c) Nothing. He is too exhausted to say anything.
(d) His religious philosophies.
11. What did Pi tell the interviewers after they gave their impressions of Pi's story?
(a) That it didn't matter, he just wanted to go home.
(b) A story without animals and with four lifeboats and three surviving shipmates.
(c) That he didn't believe he was a hero or amazing, just that he was lucky.
(d) A horribly gory tale about the shipwreck and his survival that didn't involve animals.
12. What were two big events in Pi's daily routine?
(a) Eating and drinking water on his raft.
(b) Taking his raft out for a while and feeding the tiger.
(c) Collecting rainfall and catching turtles.
(d) Talking with the tiger and fishing.
13. What was a 'dream rag'?
(a) A cloth that silenced and pacified the tiger.
(b) A map of the sea in the manual.
(c) Pi's cloth that gave him amazing dreams and hallucinations.
(d) The tarp that protected Pi from the tiger.
14. Where was Richard Parker's territory?
(a) Under the tarp and in the blackness beneath.
(b) Under the tarp and the raft.
(c) Under the tarp and the rest of the lifeboat.
(d) The lifeboat and the raft.
15. About how much did Pi sleep a night?
(a) Seven hours.
(b) Three hours.
(c) Five hours.
(d) An hour.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did the final report say about Pi's knowledge of the reason the ship sank?
2. Once Pi's suffering became intense, what did he do with the greater part of his days?
3. On whose estimated birthday did Pi sing "Happy Birthday"?
4. What did the tiger associate with trespassing to remember to avoid it?
5. What sea creatures were around the boat most of the time?
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