Life of Pi Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is life's only opponent, in the eyes of Pi?

2. What did Pi use, lose, and re-create, to protect himself while training the tiger?

3. What did Pi do to exert his dominance over the tiger?

4. What happened as starvation began to set in?

5. What did Pi discover, days after the tiger started rubbing his eyes and meowing?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part 2, Chapter 95, who were dispatched to Mexico to meet Pi, and why?

2. What did Pi and the tiger encounter in Part 2, Chapter 84 after the great storm?

3. Discuss the "dream rag," first discussed by Pi in Part 2, Chapter 87.

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

5. In Part 2, Chapter 89, Pi reached his lowest point in the crisis, and did what? What was Richard Parker's state during this time?

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

7. In Part 2, Chapter 92, Pi and Richard Parker landed on an island. Why didn't they stay?

8. In Part 2, Chapter 80, Pi started spending more time on the lifeboat. Why?

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

10. What event in Part 2, Chapter 85 seemed to suggest that Pi was impressed and appreciated natural wonders? What was Pi's reaction to the event?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe how the "circle of life and death" is exhibited before the shipwreck in the zoo, and after the shipwreck in the lifeboat.

Essay Topic 2

At many times in the book, Pi nears death, as he runs low on food and the will to live. Using specific examples from the book, discuss some of these events and what Pi learns about himself through the events.

Essay Topic 3

Pi's ordeal involves his faith in God, his faith in himself, and his will to survive. Discuss each of these, using specific examples from the book.

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