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 did the interviewing men decide had caused the ship to sink?

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

3. Where was Richard Parker's territory?

4. What did the great storm one afternoon take with it?

5. Where did Pi, Richard Parker, and the lifeboat, finally land?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How was Pi's sleep effected by his stress in Part 2, Chapter 68?

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

5. In Part 2, Chapter 76, the author discusses Pi and the tiger's behavior regarding the tiger's feces. What does their behavior signify?

6. Discuss the encounter with the other ship in Part 2, Chapter 86.

7. How did Pi's daily routine start showing through in Part 2, Chapter 62, a week since the ship sank?

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

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do Pi's religious views shape his view of his ordeal?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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