Animal Metaphors in Life of Pi


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Which of the following animals is a metaphor for the Taiwanese sailor in Life of Pi?

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1. Which of the following animals is a metaphor for Pi's mother in Life of Pi?

2. Which of the following characters is represented by a metaphor of a hyena in Life of Pi?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the different animal metaphors in Life of Pi by completing the quiz and worksheet. Pi's mother and the Taiwanese sailor are some characters you will be quizzed on.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can check your understanding of:

  • A character that is represented by a hyena metaphor
  • Character that is represented by a tiger
  • The animal metaphor given to Pi's mother
  • Animal metaphor of the Taiwanese sailor

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characters associated with animal metaphors
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on animal metaphors in Life of Pi
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a type of figurative language that compares two unlike things

Additional Learning

Take some time to review more about these animal metaphors using the lesson called Animal Metaphors in Life of Pi. This lesson helps you:

  • Determine why animal metaphors are used in this novel
  • See how the zebra was thrown onto the lifeboat
  • Examine the relationship between Orange Juice and Pi