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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did the interviewing men decide had caused the ship to sink?
(a) A horrible, perfect storm.
(c) Pi's mother.
(d) Nothing--the answer lies at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
2. What equipment did Pi fish the most with?
(b) His hands.
3. What did the great storm one afternoon take with it?
(a) Pi's little raft.
(b) The tarp.
(c) The tiger.
(d) The collected rainwater.
4. What kind of vessel came close to Pi and the tiger, bringing with it a hope of rescue, and later leaving Pi with a longing feeling and a promise to deliver the tiger to land?
(a) A canoe.
(b) A fishing troller.
(c) A ship.
(d) A speedboat.
5. What is life's only opponent, in the eyes of Pi?
6. What did the interviewers do after Pi finished telling them what he told them?
(a) Remarked to each other in Spanish that Pi was brilliant and his story was sad.
(b) Talked to each other in Spanish, remarking that Pi had become unstable.
(c) Remarked to eachother in Japanese that Pi was not very forthcoming about his experiences.
(d) Remarked to each other in Japanese that they found the story interesting and then took a short break.
7. What did Pi wish for in his quiet days on the liftboat?
(a) A book.
(b) A friend.
(c) To be rescued.
(d) More food.
8. What emerged for Pi through the darkest times?
(a) His hope.
(b) His love for his mother.
(c) His despair.
(d) His faith.
9. What did Pi always feel at the center of?
(a) The circle of life.
(b) A circle of despair and hopelessness.
(c) A huge circle made of sky and ocean.
(d) The circle of the sea.
10. Why did Pi give generously to the tiger at the cost of his own hunger and thirst?
(a) Pi believed in sharing with the tiger for mutual survival.
(b) If the tiger got mad at Pi, he would lunge and kill Pi.
(c) If the tiger became desperate for food, Pi knew his life would end quickly.
(d) If he didn't give generously to the tiger, Pi would not be fulfilling his religious needs.
11. What did Pi recover from the water in the collection of something that came along?
(b) An empty, floating wine bottle.
(c) Dead fish.
(d) Drifting wood.
12. Whose voice did Pi start to hear after he discovered he was blind?
(a) His brother's.
(b) His mother's.
(c) The tiger's.
(d) A man's.
13. What ran out before Pi was done writing in his diary?
(a) The ink in his pens.
(b) Room on the page.
(d) His hope.
14. What did Pi tell the interviewers after they gave their impressions of Pi's story?
(a) That he didn't believe he was a hero or amazing, just that he was lucky.
(b) A horribly gory tale about the shipwreck and his survival that didn't involve animals.
(c) A story without animals and with four lifeboats and three surviving shipmates.
(d) That it didn't matter, he just wanted to go home.
15. Once Pi's suffering became intense, what did he do with the greater part of his days?
(a) Trained the tiger more intensely then before.
(b) Slept in a semi-conscious state using his dream rag.
(c) Fished, determined to catch more fish to alleviate his hunger.
(d) Drank sea water, losing hope of survival.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Pi fail to control as time passed on the liferaft?
2. What else did Pi see a group of, which stayed with him an entire day?
3. What did Pi do each time he thought he saw lights in the distance?
4. What did Pi do to modify the raft?
5. On whose estimated birthday did Pi sing "Happy Birthday"?
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