Zorba the Greek Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Chapter 1

1. Where is the narrator sitting and thinking at the beginning of the story?
(a) On the beach.
(b) In his bedroom.
(c) At work.
(d) In a bar.

2. What does the narrator remember his friend teasing him about?
(a) Being too short.
(b) Having family from Italy.
(c) Being a bookworm rather than an adventurer.
(d) Renting a lignite mine.

3. What part of the narrator's friendship with his absent friend is he sad about?
(a) The two argued rather than expressing love.
(b) The two got into a fist fight before his friend left.
(c) He thinks his friend will find a new best friend.
(d) He thinks his friend hates him.

4. What pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?
(a) They agree to one day own a lignite mine together.
(b) They agree to a double wedding when they reunite.
(c) They agree to fight in the war together.
(d) They agree to telepathically warn one another of danger.

5. What is the name of the new friend the narrator makes at the beginning of the novel?
(a) The Devil.
(b) Santuri.
(c) Zorba.
(d) Crete.

6. Who does the narrator hire to help him mine lignite on the island?
(a) His best friend.
(b) Zorba.
(c) Santuri.
(d) Crete.

7. What does Zorba promise the narrator upon the initiation of their friendship?
(a) He promises to cook him soup and play him music.
(b) He promises to find him a wife.
(c) He promises to make him a fortune.
(d) He promises to do all of his cooking and cleaning.

8. What or who does the narrator live for?
(a) Mankind.
(b) God.
(c) Women.
(d) Zorba.

9. What or who does Zorba live for?
(a) Mankind.
(b) Mining.
(c) God.
(d) Man as individual.

10. What or who does the narrator's long-time friend live for?
(a) Women.
(b) The narrator.
(c) God.
(d) Mankind.

11. What reason does Zorba give for having attacked his old boss?
(a) He offers no excuse or reason.
(b) He says the man tried to assault him first.
(c) He says the man cheated him.
(d) He claims the man kissed his girlfriend.

12. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?
(a) "Monks and Demons!"
(b) "Jesus and Satan!"
(c) "God and the Devil!"
(d) "Heaven and Hell!"

Chapter 2

13. What body part is Zorba missing a part of?
(a) Ear.
(b) Toe.
(c) Arm.
(d) Finger.

14. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?
(a) It was too big.
(b) It hurt constantly.
(c) It was strangely colored.
(d) It got in the way of his pottery.

15. The narrator warn Zorba that such passions may lead to the removal of what body part?
(a) The ears.
(b) The achilles.
(c) The brain.
(d) The sexual organs.

16. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?
(a) It offers instruction on running a mine.
(b) It makes an example of the inefficiency of bookworms.
(c) It exhibits the excellence of true love.
(d) It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.

17. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?
(a) Wars and revolutions.
(b) Feasts and birthdays.
(c) Carnivals and circuses.
(d) Rape and thievery.

18. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?
(a) A village elder.
(b) A monk.
(c) A young boy.
(d) Dame Hortense.

19. With whom does Zorba begin a romance?
(a) Dame Hortense.
(b) A young widowed mother.
(c) A nun.
(d) A strange woman walking on the beach.

20. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?
(a) He brutally killed hundreds of people in the revolution.
(b) He cut part of his ear off because it was larger than the other.
(c) He cut part of his finger off because it got in the way of his pottery.
(d) He carried everyone's bags onto the ship.

21. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?
(a) He says that the need to have children keeps people from living full lives.
(b) He says that sexual thoughts can keep a person from being productive.
(c) He says that being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.
(d) He says that clothing that doesn't fit correctly restricts freedom.

22. What is the ultimate physical experience for Zorba?
(a) Sex.
(b) Mining.
(c) Going to war.
(d) Playing a musical instrument.

23. Although the narrator remains unnamed, what does Zorba call the narrator?
(a) Boss.
(b) Bro.
(c) Captain.
(d) Sir.

24. How does Zorba suggest that a man best get to know the world?
(a) He says that a man should go sailing around the world.
(b) He suggests that a man spend some time being savage and sinful.
(c) He says that a man should try foreign foods.
(d) He says that a man should have relations with many women.

Chapter 3

25. What does the narrator do on his first morning in Crete?
(a) He reads the Bible.
(b) He goes to the market.
(c) He discusses his plans for the mine with Zorba.
(d) He takes a stroll through the countryside.

26. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?
(a) With ridicule.
(b) Fearfully.
(c) Joyfully.
(d) With hatred.

27. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Dante.
(c) The Bible.
(d) Virgil.

28. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?
(a) The monks.
(b) The local baker.
(c) The village elder.
(d) The pharmacist.

29. Who were Madame Hortense's four great loves?
(a) Four chefs from Italy, France, Spain, and Poland.
(b) Two pilots from America and two from Germany.
(c) Four admirals from England, France, Italy, Russia.
(d) Four thieves from Crete.

30. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?
(a) Canavaro.
(b) Nowacka.
(c) Johnson.
(d) Baudrillard.

31. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?
(a) Religious ceremonies.
(b) Carnivals.
(c) Movie theaters.
(d) Wars.

32. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?
(a) Never leave Crete.
(b) Never die.
(c) Play a musical instrument when happy.
(d) Cook a delicious soup.

33. How does Zorba live his life?
(a) He reads books that instruct him how to live.
(b) He lives like every day is his last.
(c) He moves about suspecting that everyone wants to hurt him.
(d) He trusts that other people will show him how to live.

34. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?
(a) He says they are free to choose.
(b) He says they are ungrateful.
(c) He says that he thinks they must be very hungry.
(d) He calls Madame Hortense mean names.

35. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?
(a) Canavaro.
(b) Her parrot.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Mavrandoni.

36. How many places does Zorba set the dinner table for on their first night on Crete?
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 4
(d) 3

Chapter 4

37. In Chapter 4, what does the narrator do when he first awakens?
(a) Has coffee with Zorba.
(b) Goes jogging.
(c) Goes straight to work.
(d) Smokes a pipe.

38. To whom does the narrator's soldier friend say his greatest actions will be owed credit?
(a) Rembrandt's "Warrior."
(b) Sampson from the Bible.
(c) His father.
(d) The narrator.

39. What does Zorba tell the narrator he should have done before going to bed the night before in chapter 4?
(a) Zorba tells him that he should have meditated.
(b) He says the narrator should have told Dame Hortense how beautiful she is.
(c) He tells him he should have cleaned the house.
(d) He tells the narrator that he should have made some work notes for the following day.

40. As the narrator gets to know the mine workers, what does he talk to them about?
(a) Religion.
(b) Revolution.
(c) Women.
(d) Socialist ideas.

41. What does Zorba do when he hears his boss talking to the workmen?
(a) He asks his boss to get them lunch.
(b) He asks his boss to record the men's work hours.
(c) He throws his boss out of the mine.
(d) He tells his boss that they are lazy.

42. What does Zorba think is the best way to run the mine?
(a) Volunteer work.
(b) A voting system.
(c) Cruel authority.
(d) Bonus awards.

43. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) He wants to grow his hair long.
(b) He wants to forget about Buddha.
(c) He wants to improve his vocabulary.
(d) He wants to learn to meditate.

44. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.
(b) He wants to learn to play a musical instrument.
(c) He wants to find a lover.
(d) He wants to become an excellent cook.

45. What does Zorba say that his 80 year-old grandmother wanted?
(a) She wanted the wars to end.
(b) She wanted to be serenaded.
(c) She wanted a young husband.
(d) She wanted to travel to Crete.

46. What does the narrator remember his grandfather doing?
(a) He had many lovers.
(b) He sailed around the world.
(c) He demanded stories from his guests.
(d) He started a mining business.

47. How does Zorba believe a man should treat a woman?
(a) He should cook and clean for her.
(b) He should only spend time with her if he wants to marry her.
(c) He should lie to her about his other lovers.
(d) He should tell her she's beautiful no matter what.

48. Who takes charge when the work begins in the mine?
(a) The narrator's grandfather.
(b) Zorba.
(c) The narrator.
(d) A soldier.

Chapter 5

49. What happens at the celebration in Chapter 5?
(a) The slaughter of sheep.
(b) Several marriage ceremonies.
(c) The eating of elaborate cakes.
(d) The castration of pigs.

50. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?
(a) A love story.
(b) The ancient civilization of Crete.
(c) The tale of his birth.
(d) Noah's Ark.

51. Why does Zorba tell the narrator not to preach equality of the sexes?
(a) He says it is all lies anyway.
(b) He says it will disrupt the island's way of life without offering solutions for making it better.
(c) He says that Anagnosti will kill him if he does.
(d) He says that the people of Crete believe in equality of the sexes already.

52. What does Zorba indicate would be the worst thing the narrator could do to Anagnosti?
(a) Cast down his religion.
(b) Kill his children.
(c) Leave his celebration.
(d) Hire him at the mine.

53. What does the narrator begin doing late one restless night in Chapter 5?
(a) He makes a map of the mine.
(b) He begins a romance with Madame Hortense.
(c) He takes a long walk on the beach.
(d) He begins the writing of his manuscript.

54. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?
(a) He believes in a higher power but not in religion.
(b) He looks to Anagnosti for all of his religious questions and shares his beliefs.
(c) He does not personally believe in God but believes religion is essential to civilization.
(d) He is a Christian.

Chapter 6

55. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?
(a) Fear, love, and God.
(b) Love and kindness, manure and energy, and gluttony.
(c) Sex, work, and fat.
(d) Fat and manure, work and good humor, and God.

56. In which category does Zorba think his boss strives for with his food?
(a) Love and kindness.
(b) Work.
(c) God.
(d) Fat and manure.

57. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?
(a) Sexual.
(b) Competition.
(c) Entertainment.
(d) Communication.

58. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?
(a) He plans to blast a new entrance to the mine.
(b) He wants to develop a cable system for transporting timber.
(c) He wants to build a ship so that he and his boss can sail around the world.
(d) He plans to marry Madame Hortense for her great wealth.

59. What does the narrator mostly do while Zorba works in the mine?
(a) He romances Madame Hortense.
(b) He also works in the mine.
(c) He works on his writing.
(d) He swims in the ocean.

60. How does Zorba feel about women?
(a) He feels closer to them than he does to men.
(b) He does not take them seriously but enjoys them physically.
(c) He believes they are intellectually superior to men.
(d) He doesn't speak to them but looks constantly for a wife.

Chapter 7

61. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?
(a) Four times.
(b) Twice honestly and once half-honestly.
(c) Three times.
(d) Once honestly and twice half-honestly.

62. What does Zorba mean when he describes being married "dishonestly"?
(a) Any sexual adventure.
(b) Being married to two women at the same time.
(c) Sexual relationships that later lead to marriage.
(d) Marrying an Italian woman.

63. How did Zorba temporarily keep track of his sexual relationships?
(a) He asked his mother to remember his list of lovers.
(b) He recorded the names of the women in a small book.
(c) He carved notches in the side of a boat.
(d) He cut off a lock of each lover's hair.

64. What are the names of Zorba's two "half-honest" lovers?
(a) Sophinka and Noussa.
(b) Sophia and Cecilia.
(c) Alexandra and Diana.
(d) Madame Hortense and Anagnosti.

65. At the feast at Noussa's house, what does Zorba say happened after he gave the toast?
(a) A candle lighting ceremony.
(b) An extravagant meal.
(c) A concert.
(d) An orgy.

66. Under what conditions does Zorba say that Noussa left him?
(a) She eloped with a soldier.
(b) She went back to her home village to care for her sick mother.
(c) She committed suicide.
(d) She mysteriously vanished.

Chapter 8

67. In a letter to his friend, what does the narrator say his friend inspired him to do?
(a) Go to university.
(b) Get married.
(c) Join a circus.
(d) Pursue a life of physical action.

68. How does the narrator end the letter to his friend in Chapter 8?
(a) He tells him that he has love for him.
(b) He reveals his plans for the mine.
(c) He tells him that he wishes he too were at war.
(d) He suggests they not see one another again.

69. Why does Zorba suggest that the narrator should burn his library?
(a) Because the books are religious.
(b) Because his books don't celebrate nature enough.
(c) Because the books are unrelated to mining.
(d) Because the books are romantic.

70. While Zorba and the narrator are in the shop, who runs past the window?
(a) A beautiful widow.
(b) A fellow miner.
(c) A juggler.
(d) A paper boy.

71. Who reports that a widow has lost her sheep and is offering a reward for it?
(a) Zorba.
(b) Manolakus.
(c) Mimiko.
(d) Anagnosti.

72. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?
(a) Madame Hortense.
(b) Noussa.
(c) The long lost love of his life.
(d) The widow.

Chapter 9

73. How does Zorba describe God?
(a) He describes him as peaceful and quiet.
(b) He describes him as "ether."
(c) He likens him to the mine.
(d) He describes him as a crazier and wilder version of himself.

74. What happens at the mine in Chapter 9?
(a) Five men suffocate to death.
(b) It collapses.
(c) They find record amounts of lignite.
(d) A baby is abandoned there.

75. About what does Zorba confront the miners?
(a) Taking long lunch breaks.
(b) Failing to get their picks before exiting.
(c) Leaving lanterns lit inside.
(d) Not following the proper safety procedures.

76. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?
(a) He calls a lunch break.
(b) He leaves the mine without speaking.
(c) He fires several miners.
(d) He fires Zorba.

77. Why does Zorba watch the widow's home?
(a) He wants to make sure she is not going to bed alone.
(b) He wants to steal from her.
(c) He wants to make sure the narrator is not sneaking into her house.
(d) He wants to protect her from Mimiko.

78. What happens to Zorba that he believes to be a terrible omen?
(a) He falls in love with a woman.
(b) He loses his job at the mine.
(c) He grows interested in philosophy.
(d) A priest crosses his path.

Chapter 10

79. What makes the narrator want the widow even more?
(a) He reads a love story.
(b) He has a brush with death.
(c) He learns to mine.
(d) He gets a letter from a family member.

80. With what does the narrator compare his lustful feelings for the widow to?
(a) The widow's garden.
(b) The temptation of Buddha by the Evil One.
(c) Not ever finding any lignite in the mine.
(d) Walking on the beach at night.

81. What does Zorba tell the narrator that God would rather him do?
(a) God would rather him celebrate Christmas than work on his writing.
(b) God would rather him go to church than work at the mine.
(c) God would rather him work at the mine than attend a celebration.
(d) God would rather him visit the widow than go to church.

82. With whom do the narrator and Zorba enjoy Christmas Eve dinner?
(a) Buddha.
(b) The widow.
(c) Mimiko.
(d) Madame Hortense.

83. What incident on the beach mellows the narrator's restlessness?
(a) A horse and rider pass by.
(b) He sees a shooting star.
(c) He accidentally kills a butterfly.
(d) He hears strange music.

84. What reason does the narrator give in his argument that Zorba should not pressure him to visit the widow?
(a) He doesn't want to hurt the widow's feelings.
(b) He needs to stay focused on his writing.
(c) Acting impulsively is his nature and he's trying to change.
(d) Acting impulsively is against his nature.

Chapter 11

85. In Chapter 11, what does the narrator do when he sees the widow?
(a) He asks her to dinner.
(b) He approaches her and kisses her hand.
(c) He strikes up a conversation about mining.
(d) Nothing. He is unable to approach her.

86. What painting does Zorba present to Madame Hortense?
(a) A painting of her as a goddess.
(b) A portrait of the two of them in front of a castle.
(c) A portrait of the two of them in a garden.
(d) A painting of her as a siren leading battleships.

87. What does Zorba's gift prompt Madame Hortense to do?
(a) Start crying.
(b) Leave the room.
(c) Talk about her love affairs.
(d) Profess her love for Zorba.

88. Who does Zorba blame for Madame Hortense's promiscuity?
(a) Her father.
(b) God.
(c) A priest.
(d) Her mother.

89. How does Zorba treat women for the most part?
(a) He belittles them in public.
(b) He is physically abusive.
(c) He is mostly very kind.
(d) He acts as a servant to them.

90. How does the narrator depict Madame Hortense?
(a) Witchy.
(b) As intensely beautiful.
(c) Dangerous.
(d) Comically and unattractively.

Chapter 12

91. What does the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?
(a) It should be banned and removed from all libraries.
(b) It is a foundational part of his sophisticated world view.
(c) It helped him get through his youth but is of little value now.
(d) It is worthless and does not relate to the true human experience.

92. With what does the narrator begin to equate Buddha?
(a) A new, evolved civilization.
(b) Successful mining operations.
(c) The Void and the end of civilization.
(d) The onset of true peace.

93. What does the narrator's manuscript become for him?
(a) A guideline for feeling comfortable in the Void.
(b) A war-like attempt to completely remove the prophet from his soul.
(c) A blueprint for redesigning the mine.
(d) A meditation on finding true peace.

94. Why does Zorba travel to town in Chapter 12?
(a) To find a new job.
(b) To hire a prostitute.
(c) To buy supplies for the mine.
(d) To buy Madame Hortense many fine gifts.

95. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?
(a) His old friend and Karayannis.
(b) His mother and his old friend.
(c) Karayannis and his father.
(d) Karayannis and Zorba.

96. While Zorba is away, who invites the narrator to visit Africa?
(a) Zorba.
(b) His soldier friend.
(c) Karayannis.
(d) The narrator's older brother.

Chapter 13

97. In a letter to the narrator, Zorba indicates that he has a devil living inside of him who is like Zorba in every way except what?
(a) It refuses to grow old.
(b) It has warts.
(c) It does not like romance.
(d) It loves philosophy.

98. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?
(a) His ex-wife.
(b) His former best friend.
(c) A young woman.
(d) His long lost brother.

99. What does the narrator request of Zorba when he remains in Candia for longer than expected?
(a) He requests that he return immediately.
(b) He asks that he never return.
(c) He requests that he double the supplies purchase.
(d) He asks that he bring food when he returns.

100. In Chapter 13, Zorba demonstrates his dedication to what?
(a) His "honest" wife.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Madame Hortense.
(d) His immediate passions.

101. Why does Zorba begin to feel restless and depressed while in Candia?
(a) He realizes he's aging.
(b) He has fallen in love.
(c) He has suddenly become afraid of mining.
(d) He is going to be a father.

102. How does Lola refer to Zorba?
(a) Daddy.
(b) Uncle.
(c) Son.
(d) Grandad.

Chapter 14

103. What message does the narrator tell Madame Hortense that Zorba has sent from Candia?
(a) He reports that Zorba has said he wants a raise.
(b) He says that Zorba wants to stay longer in the city.
(c) He tells her that Zorba has proposed marriage to her.
(d) He tells her that Zorba says he is never returning.

104. Why does Pavli commit suicide?
(a) He could not understand the nature of God.
(b) He was fired from the mine.
(c) He was in love with someone not in love with him.
(d) He felt he was not talented enough to please his father.

105. Whose death is sought after to avenge Pavli's death?
(a) Madame Hortense.
(b) Mimiko.
(c) The widow.
(d) Anagnosti.

106. How does Zorba describe proposal and marriage?
(a) As "the trap."
(b) As a blessed union.
(c) As something he has not and will never do.
(d) As rarely successful.

107. Who publicly defends the accused and attempts to break up the mob which seeks justice for Pavli's death?
(a) Anagnosti.
(b) Mimiko.
(c) Zorba.
(d) The narrator.

108. What gift does Mimiko deliver from the accused in Pavli's death?
(a) A loaf of bread.
(b) An aromatic oil.
(c) A basket of oranges.
(d) A bouquet of flowers.

Chapter 15

109. What does the narrator come across while walking on the mountain path?
(a) A human skeleton.
(b) The ruins of a Minoan city.
(c) A cave.
(d) An ancient inscribed tablet.

110. When the narrator meets an old man on the trail, where does the man ask if he's headed?
(a) The garden.
(b) The river.
(c) The pub.
(d) The convent.

111. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?
(a) It cries tears of blood.
(b) It bleeds from a chiseled wound.
(c) It draws a warring army.
(d) It causes storms.

112. The narrator disagrees with the way the old man on the mountain trail does what?
(a) The old man does not treat his wife as an equal.
(b) The old man talks too much.
(c) The old man smokes too many cigarettes.
(d) The old man insists that it's sinful to mark one's preference for certain foods.

113. What is the narrator's topic of conversation with the Mother Superior?
(a) The cross.
(b) Eternity.
(c) The Martyred Virgin.
(d) Blood.

114. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?
(a) Zorba.
(b) Buddha.
(c) The widow.
(d) Mining.

Chapter 16

115. What startling news does Zorba receive when he returns from Candia?
(a) He learns that he is going to be a father.
(b) He learns that he is expected to propose to Madame Hortense.
(c) He hears that a revolution is brewing on Crete.
(d) He learns that the mine will soon close.

116. How does Zorba feel about the narrator's false promises made while Zorba was in Candia?
(a) He is extremely sad but willing to follow through.
(b) He is thrilled.
(c) He is so angry that he ends their friendship.
(d) He is angry but willing to follow through on the promise.

117. How does Zorba change his appearance while in Candia?
(a) He bought new gold hoop earrings.
(b) He shaved his head.
(c) He dyed his hair black.
(d) He grew a beard.

118. In Chapter 16,what type of power does the narrator attempt to describe?
(a) The power of the mind concentrated on one thing.
(b) The power of the rail system.
(c) The power of a sexual relationship.
(d) The power of the human body.

119. On what activity does the narrator try to instruct Zorba in Chapter 16?
(a) Writing his thoughts down.
(b) Playing the Santuri.
(c) Meditation.
(d) Cooking.

120. Upon his return from Candia, what does Zorba encourage the narrator to quickly get started on?
(a) Publication of his manuscript.
(b) Building a monastery.
(c) Building a house for them to live in.
(d) The timber rail project.

Chapter 17

121. From whom must Zorba and the narrator rent land for the timber rail project?
(a) Anagnosti.
(b) Monks at the monastery.
(c) The governor of Crete.
(d) Madame Hortense.

122. Who do Zorba and the narrator meet as they climb the mountain?
(a) Pavli's ghost.
(b) A patron saint.
(c) Zaharia.
(d) Demetrios.

123. What is the statue of Our Lady of Revenge notorious for?
(a) Killing greedy landowners.
(b) Killing all of Crete's thieves.
(c) Killing an Algerian army.
(d) Killing a group of sinful monks.

124. What does Demetrios want to show Zorba and the narrator?
(a) His clay nun.
(b) His art collection.
(c) His library.
(d) The well.

125. How does Zorba say that he gets rid of intense longings?
(a) Meditation and abstinence.
(b) Self-moderation.
(c) Ignoring the passionate thoughts.
(d) Stuffing himself gluttonously with the desired thing.

126. Who does Zorba say is having a sexual relationship with his student?
(a) Demetrios.
(b) Buddha.
(c) Zaharia.
(d) Gavrili.

Chapter 18

127. How do the negotiations over land between Zorba and the abbot begin?
(a) The abbot tries to charge more money than agreed upon.
(b) Zorba insists that they pay more.
(c) They agree completely to the original negotiation.
(d) The abbot charges a lesser amount to prove his devotion to a higher power.

128. For what action is Zorba trying to make up for by his actions in Chapter 18?
(a) Cheating the abbot.
(b) All of the stealing he did as a young boy.
(c) Spending all of the narrator's money in Candia.
(d) Proposing to Madame Hortense.

129. What startles the narrator from his sleep at the monastery?
(a) A gun shot.
(b) A loud argument.
(c) Singing.
(d) A woman's screams.

130. How does the narrator respond to the bishop's theories on religion?
(a) "Those theories fall short of a true God."
(b) "Those theories cannot help a man of the world."
(c) "Those theories would benefit from inclusion of my theory."
(d) "Those theories may save many souls."

131. Who mocks the bishop's theories?
(a) The narrator.
(b) Demetrios.
(c) Gavrili.
(d) Zorba.

132. What happens to Gavrili in the night at the monastery?
(a) He is murdered by his lover.
(b) He thinks he hears God speaking to him.
(c) He is raped.
(d) He is held hostage by invaders.

Chapter 19

133. What does Madame Hortense want from Zorba in Chapter 19?
(a) To build them a new house.
(b) To be married immediately.
(c) To support her.
(d) To impregnate her.

134. What gift does Madame Hortense present to Zorba when he returns from the monastery?
(a) A small clay statue.
(b) A pair of wedding rings.
(c) A new pair of pants.
(d) A boat.

135. Why does Zorba refuse to sleep with Madame Hortense in Chapter 19?
(a) He is unable to perform.
(b) He believes God wants them to wait until marriage.
(c) It is lent.
(d) He is ill.

136. In pleasing Madame Hortense, to whom does Zorba compare himself?
(a) The narrator.
(b) Odysseus.
(c) Zeus.
(d) A monk.

137. How does Zorba compare to Hortense's former lovers in her eyes?
(a) He is not as good a conversationalist.
(b) He is less sexually satisfying.
(c) He is not as exotic.
(d) He is not as handsome.

138. What does the narrator say about Hortense becoming a bride?
(a) It takes away from her allure as a widow.
(b) It makes her glow.
(c) It makes her more respectable.
(d) It is likely to have a negative impact on business.

Chapter 20

139. Before going to bed the night before beginning work on the railway, what does the narrator ask Zorba if he's ever done?
(a) Been to Italy.
(b) Fathered a child.
(c) Killed a woman.
(d) Fought in a war.

140. What does Zorba say prompted him to quit the army?
(a) Torching a village.
(b) seeing children murdered.
(c) Being trapped in a trench with dead bodies.
(d) Seeing the orphans of a priest he killed.

141. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?
(a) He marries her and is with her for several years.
(b) She dies in childbirth.
(c) She dies when Zorba sets her village on fire.
(d) She runs away to live in a distant village.

142. What good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?
(a) A light breeze sweeping the fog away.
(b) White flowers blooming outside their window.
(c) Children singing in the streets.
(d) Candles that Madame Hortense has lit.

143. For what do the villagers gather to watch in Chapter 20?
(a) A newborn baby is baptized.
(b) The narrator holds a celebration for the mine's reopening.
(c) Zorba weds Madame Hortense.
(d) Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.

144. In his story, what does Zorba's grandfather tell the old soldier about the piece of wood he gives him?
(a) He says it's a piece of Noah's Ark.
(b) He says it is anything he believes it to be.
(c) He says it's part of the True Cross.
(d) He says it's a piece of wood from the house he was born in.

Chapter 21

145. What do the narrator and Zorba do on Easter Sunday?
(a) Make a feast for Madame Hortense.
(b) Make a feast for the village orphans.
(c) Walk into Candia.
(d) Swim in the ocean.

146. Who does the narrator see as he is walking toward the village on Easter?
(a) Madame Hortense.
(b) Zorba.
(c) The widow.
(d) Buddha.

147. For what action does Zorba grow proud of the narrator?
(a) The narrator strikes a huge load of lignite.
(b) The narrator decides to join the army.
(c) The narrator finally pursues the widow.
(d) The narrator stands up to the villagers about their sinful ways.

148. Why does the narrator call a doctor on Easter?
(a) Zorba has grown very ill.
(b) Madame Hortense has grown very ill.
(c) The widow has fallen from a cliff.
(d) The widow appears to be pregnant.

149. Why does the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?
(a) He has finished his Buddha Manuscript.
(b) Mining is all that he cares about now.
(c) He has become engrossed with the physical world.
(d) His sexual relationship is more fulfilling that meditation.

150. After sleeping with the widow, what does the narrator realize?
(a) "The flesh is language for the soul."
(b) "The soul is a gem that the flesh will never uncover."
(c) "The soul is flesh as well."
(d) "The soul is to be treasured much more than the flesh."

Chapter 22

151. What causes the Easter celebration to abruptly stop?
(a) A small child is killed.
(b) The widow enters the church.
(c) A man starts screaming.
(d) The monks flood into the church.

152. Who claims the right to pronounce judgment on the widow regarding Pavli's death?
(a) Mavrandoni.
(b) Manolakas.
(c) Zorba.
(d) Anagnosti.

153. Who fights the mob leader in an attempt to save the widow?
(a) Pavli.
(b) Mavrandoni.
(c) Zorba.
(d) the narrator.

154. Who kills the widow and how is it done?
(a) Mavrandoni stabs her in the heart.
(b) Manolakas cuts her head off.
(c) Mavrandoni cuts her head off.
(d) Zorba accidentally shoots her while trying to shoot Manolakas.

155. Which character reveals that he had a son who died at the age of three?
(a) The narrator.
(b) Mavrandoni.
(c) Manolakas.
(d) Zorba.

156. Who challenges Zorba to a knife fight near the widow's garden?
(a) Mavrandoni.
(b) Manolakas.
(c) Dimitri.
(d) Pavli's ghost.

Chapter 23

157. What does Zorba learn when he awakens from a dream in Chapter 23?
(a) The narrator's old friend is taking over as foreman of the mine.
(b) The narrator has decided to leave Crete.
(c) The narrator is dying.
(d) Madame Hortense is dying.

158. Who waits outside for Hortense to die in order to loot her belongings?
(a) The monks.
(b) The mob.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Dirge singers.

159. When she dies, who brings the officials to inventory Madame Hortense's belongings?
(a) Zorba.
(b) Anagnosti.
(c) Mavrandoni.
(d) Manolakas.

160. Who does Zorba adopt when Hortense dies?
(a) Hortense's parrot.
(b) Dimitri.
(c) Pavli.
(d) Hortense's daughter.

161. Who closes Hortense's eyes when she dies?
(a) Anagnosti.
(b) A priest.
(c) Zorba.
(d) The narrator.

162. Who attempts to cheer Zorba up following the death of Hortense?
(a) The festival-goers.
(b) Anagnosti.
(c) The dirge singers.
(d) The monks.

Chapter 24

163. What does Zorba ask the narrator to explain to him in Chapter 24?
(a) The meaning of life.
(b) How to cook a good soup.
(c) Death and why people die.
(d) The best techniques for extracting lignite from the mine.

164. What causes Zorba to become infuriated after Hortense's death?
(a) Madame Hortense has not left him anything in her will.
(b) The narrator does not have the answers to his questions.
(c) The narrator announces that he will leave Crete.
(d) The narrator fires him from the mine.

165. Who does Zorba claim was Hortense's greatest lover?
(a) Canavaro.
(b) Zorba.
(c) A Spanish admiral.
(d) Pavli.

166. What news does the monk Zaharia bring in Chapter 24?
(a) He has quit his life at the monastery.
(b) He robbed the monastery.
(c) He wants to become a lignite miner.
(d) He has burned down the monastery.

167. Who does Zaharia say inspired his mission?
(a) Demetrios.
(b) The abbot.
(c) Archangel Michael.
(d) The Holy Spirit.

168. What concept does the narrator come up with when formulating his ideas about death?
(a) Sacred awe.
(b) Spirit of the body.
(c) Sacred body.
(d) Death by philosophy.

Chapter 25

169. What miracle do the monks come down from the mountain to share?
(a) The Holy Virgin of Revenge has killed Zaharia.
(b) Zaharia saved a man through meditation.
(c) Zaharia has reached enlightenment.
(d) The Holy Virgin of Revenge has killed an army of invaders.

170. What happens when the first log is tested on the new railway?
(a) The structure shakes unsteadily, but the log makes it all the way.
(b) The structure is sound, and the log reaches its destination.
(c) It rail system works well but is in need of a few minor adjustments.
(d) The whole structure shakes and the log is destroyed along the way.

171. What happens when the fourth log is tested on the rail system?
(a) The system cracks and the log gets jammed.
(b) The operations appear to have been repaired to perfection.
(c) The system is still shaky, but the log reaches its destination.
(d) The entire system collapses.

172. What language does Zorba teach the narrator in chapter 25?
(a) Latin.
(b) Dance.
(c) Italian.
(d) Old Greek.

173. After receiving a letter from his friend in Chapter 25, who does the narrator warn when he feels a sense of danger?
(a) His soldier friend.
(b) He decides the feeling is nothing, so he does nothing and goes to sleep.
(c) Zaharia.
(d) Zorba.

174. When the narrator loses everything, what does he find?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Death.
(c) Intense sorrow.
(d) Revolution.

Chapter 26

175. What does the narrator promise to binge on so that he no longer desires it?
(a) Women.
(b) Alcohol.
(c) Food.
(d) Books.

176. What does the narrator tell Zorba that they will one day build?
(a) A new cable rail system.
(b) The monastery of free men.
(c) A house near the mine.
(d) A statue of Buddha.

177. When he arrives in Candia, what news does the narrator receive?
(a) His friend Stavridaki has died.
(b) The widow was pregnant with his child when she died.
(c) His family is being held hostage.
(d) A new revolution has begun.

178. What does Zorba invite his old boss to come and see in Chapter 26?
(a) A beautiful green stone.
(b) A clay nun much like the one they saw years earlier.
(c) His newborn son.
(d) His collection of musical instruments.

179. What does the narrator inherit from Zorba?
(a) All of Hortense's belongings.
(b) A green stone.
(c) The santuri.
(d) All of Zorba's belongings.

180. What does Zorba suggest the narrator will need to become completely free?
(a) True love.
(b) Great wealth.
(c) A green stone.
(d) Folly.

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