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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. How long did the two men dispatched to the town interview Pi for?
(a) 2 days.
(b) 3 hours.
(c) 3 days.
(d) 2 hours.

2. What sea creatures were around the boat most of the time?
(a) Turtles.
(b) Fish.
(c) Eels.
(d) Sharks.

3. 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 ship.
(b) A canoe.
(c) A speedboat.
(d) A fishing troller.

4. What smell reminded Pi of childhood?
(a) The smell of the tiger.
(b) The smell of the fish.
(c) The smell of the sea.
(d) The smell of the flares.

5. Where were the two men from who were dispatched to the town where Pi recovered in an effort to interview him?
(a) Japan.
(b) United States.
(c) Canada.
(d) Mexico.

Short Answer Questions

1. About how much did Pi sleep a night?

2. After Pi was nearly starving, what did a storm of flying fish bring onto the boat?

3. What did the tiger like to lean over the edge of the boat and club to death, then eat?

4. What did Pi smell when he was next to the boat?

5. What did Pi do each time he thought he saw lights in the distance?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part 2, Chapter 81, what did Pi attribute his survival with the tiger to?

2. What is one small detail of Pi's suffering that the author describes in Part 2, Chapter 64?

3. What did Pi say about fear in Part 2, Chapter 56?

4. Discuss Pi's training sequence for trespassing with the tiger in Part 2, Chapter 71.

5. In Part 2, Chapter 94, how did Pi and Richard Parker part ways on the beach in Mexico?

6. In Part 2, Chapter 79, Pi was entertained by the tiger's behavior with the sharks. Explain.

7. Pi started to take on some of the tiger's traits in Part 2, Chapter 77. Why?

8. In Part 3, Chapter 100, the author receives a letter from Japanese officials about their interview with Pi. They remark that they found Pi to have had amazing fortitude to survive his ordeal. Why did they find his ordeal so amazing?

9. What did Pi really achieve by studying the navigational directions in the survival manual in Part 2, Chapter 65?

10. In Part 3, Chapters 96 and 97, Pi told the Japanese officials what about his ordeal?

(see the answer keys)

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