This is a brief, 8-question quiz on chapters 24-36 of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi. This quiz covers 23 pages of reading and is meant to assess reading comprehension only. It covers details of plot, character, and setting and does not ask students for any literary analysis or interpretation. Two questions are true/false, while the other six ask for fact-based free responses that will range in length from a single word or phrase to a few sentences.
The answer key provides not only answers but the page numbers on which the answers can be found. All page numbers given refer to the Mariner Books paperback edition, ISBN # 978-0-547-84841-9.
Taking this quiz and then reviewing it as a group is a great way to transition into an open discussion of the novel. I’ve found that over time, these short comprehension quizzes are a great way to empower students to find and retain the details in literature that they will need in order to engage in literary analysis.
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