Thursday, April 18, 2013

Life of Pi AP Multiple Choice Questions

1.      The main purpose of the first paragraph is:
a)      To introduce the narrator’s feelings toward the zoo.
b)      To explain the origins of the zoo.
c)      To explain the significance of the zoo & botanical gardens to the territory.
d)      To set up the following metaphor.
e)      To explain the narrator’s origins.

   2.      In line 16, the phrase “in profusion” most closely means:
a)      In bloom
b)      Gigantic
c)      In plain sight
d)      Abundant
e)      Various

3.       How does Pi’s dad teach Pi a lesson about wild animals?
a.       Showing him a scar
b.      Feeding a goat to a tiger
c.       Telling him a story
d.      Giving mice to a snake

4.       What’s Pi’s first religion?
a.       Christianity
b.      Hindu
c.       Buddhism
d.      Islam

5.       The Tsimtsum is
a.       Religious text
b.      An animal
c.       A ship
d.      The place he lived

6.      The narrator’s feeling toward the zoo can be best described as:
a)      Nostalgic
b)      Excited
c)      Bitter
d)      Maudlin
e)      Mirthful

7.       Why do the crew members throw Pi in a boat?
a.       His family’s in the boat
b.      Following protocol
c.       To get the boat down
d.      Get the hyena out

8.       Whose Richard Parker?
a.       Pi’s dad
b.      The tiger
c.       A hyena
d.      Pi’s grandpa

9.  Which animal dies on the boat first?
a.       The tiger
b.      The hyena
c.       The zebra
d.      The orangutan

10. Pi finds cans full of
a.       Water
b.      Soda
c.       Soup
d.      Juice

11.  How does Pi keep his distance from the tiger?
a.       Makes a raft to attach to the boat
b.      He trains him
c.       Hangs on the side of the boat
d.      Builds a plank wall

12. How does the Hyena die?
a.       A storm carries it away
b.      It starves
c.       The tiger kills it
d.      Pi kills it

13.   How does Pi train the tiger?
a.       A whistle
b.      An oar
c.       A spear
d.      A whip

14..   Why is it hard for Pi to hunt fish?
a.       He loves fish
b.      He’s a vegetarian
c.       He doesn’t like to hunt
d.      None of the above

15.   How does Pi react after killing a fish?
a.       Cries
b.      Rejoices
c.       Throws it back
d.      Eats it immediately

16.   What kept Richard Parker from attacking Pi?
a.       Sleeping
b.      Sea sickness
c.       A hurt leg
d.      Fear of Pi

17.   Which animal is Pi happy to see on the life boat?
a.       Richard Parker
b.      The zebra
c.       The hyena
d.      Orange Juice

18.   What almost tips the life boat over?
a.       A tanker
b.      A shark
c.       A dolphin
d.      A submarine

19.   What does Pi find on the island?
a.       People
b.      Meerkats
c.       Another tiger
d.      Monkeys

20.   What scares Pi a bit when being on the island?
a.       Finding skulls
b.      Sharks surrounding it
c.       Finding a human tooth
d.      There’s only meerkats

21.   Why does nothing stay alive on the island besides meerkats?
a.       A vicious lion
b.      The acid that surrounds the island
c.       Not enough food
d.      None of the above

22.   What does Pi use to try to get the ship back?
a.       A whistle
b.      Yelling
c.       Red fireworks
d.      Waving a paddle

23.   What does Pi load on the boat for the tiger to eat from the island?
a.       Plants
b.      Meerkats
c.       Fish
d.      All the above

24.   Where does the boat finally land?
a.       USA
b.      Mexico
c.       Argentina
d.      Peru

25.   How does Richard Parker react when landed?
a.       Stays in the boat
b.      Goes into the jungle
c.       Stays by Pi
d.      Lays on the shore

26.   Why was Pi sad when landing?
a.       Missed his family
b.      Missed home
c.       Wanted to ear
d.      Wanted Richard Parker to appreciate him

27.   After the rescue, Pi is interviewed by two officials from the
a.       Japan Ministry of Transport
b.      Japan Department of Police
c.       Japan Shipping Association
d.      Japan Zoological Society

28.   Why does Pi tell the officials a different story?
a.       They didn’t believe his first story
b.      His story didn’t happen
c.       To make it sound more realistic
d.      He didn’t like his real story

29.   Who was the orangutan considered as?
a.       the cook
b.      the sailor
c.       the mom
d.      Pi

30.   Who was they hyena considered as?
a.       The cook
b.      The sailor
c.       The mom
d.      Pi

31.   Who was the zebra considered as?
a.       The cook
b.      The sailor
c.       The mom
d.      Pi

32.   Who was the lion considered as?
a.       The cook
b.      The sailor
c.       The mom
d.      Pi

33.   How do the officials like the fake story?
a.       Like it better
b.      Prefer the animal story
c.       Don’t like either story
d.      Like both stories 

34.      The main purpose of this passage is:
a)      To describe how the narrator spent his childhood.
b)      To illustrate the narrator’s feelings toward the zoo.
c)      To depict the zoo itself.
d)      To describe the zoo’s visitors.
e)      To introduce the main character.