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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Pi's father took his sons on a tour of the zoo, which of the following statements is not true?
(a) They watched a tiger eat a goat.
(b) His father told them not to try and pet a tiger.
(c) His father told them none of the animals could be touched.
(d) His father showed them how quickly animals could kill them.

2. Which of the following statements is NOT true about Pi's prayer rug?
(a) It reminded him of the sacredness of the earth.
(b) He lost it.
(c) He used it outside.
(d) He used it in the mosque.

3. What were along the interior perimeter of the boat?
(a) Shelves.
(b) Lamps.
(c) Chairs.
(d) Benches.

4. Who is Antieji?
(a) Pi's best friend.
(b) Pi's cousin.
(c) Pi's foster mother in Toronto.
(d) Pi's aunt.

5. What religion is Pi?
(a) Hindu.
(b) Muslim.
(c) Protestant.
(d) Catholic.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Pi's parents think about his being so religious?

2. Pi and Mr. Kumar agreed on what?

3. What did the main character think about the animals in the zoo?

4. In Pi's story, which of these statements is true about the black leopard that escaped from the Zurich Zoo?

5. What did Pi do the first day in the life boat?

Short Essay Questions

1. The book begins in Part 1, Chapter 1 with many unanswered questions. What are some of these questions?

2. How do Pi's parents view him in Part 1, Chapter 27?

3. How did Pi get his name?

4. How are the zebra and the orangutan anthropomorphized in Part 2, Chapter 45?

5. Who is the character introduced in Part 1, Chapter 2?

6. Where and why did Pi's father move the family in Part 1, Chapter 29?

7. In Part1, Chapter 9, Pi discusses what observation about animal behavior?

8. What part of Pi's life seems painful, as the author is with Pi looking through photo albums in Part 1, Chapter 33?

9. In Part 2, Chapter 41, what is noted as having helped Pi stay alive after the shipwreck?

10. In Part 1, Chapter 7, Pi discusses his teacher, Mr. Kumar. How are they similar and different?

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