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) Renting a lignite mine.
(c) Having family from Italy.
(d) Being a bookworm rather than an adventurer.

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

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 fight in the war together.
(c) They agree to telepathically warn one another of danger.
(d) They agree to a double wedding when they reunite.

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

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

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

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

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

10. What or who does the narrator's long-time friend live for?
(a) The narrator.
(b) God.
(c) Women.
(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 cheated him.
(c) He claims the man kissed his girlfriend.
(d) He says the man tried to assault him first.

12. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?
(a) "Jesus and Satan!"
(b) "Monks and Demons!"
(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 got in the way of his pottery.
(b) It hurt constantly.
(c) It was too big.
(d) It was strangely colored.

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 sexual organs.
(d) The brain.

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

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

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

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

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 carried everyone's bags onto the ship.
(c) He cut part of his ear off because it was larger than the other.
(d) He cut part of his finger off because it got in the way of his pottery.

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 clothing that doesn't fit correctly restricts freedom.
(d) He says that being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.

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

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

24. How does Zorba suggest that a man best get to know the world?
(a) He suggests that a man spend some time being savage and sinful.
(b) He says that a man should try foreign foods.
(c) He says that a man should go sailing around the world.
(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 discusses his plans for the mine with Zorba.
(b) He goes to the market.
(c) He takes a stroll through the countryside.
(d) He reads the Bible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

33. How does Zorba live his life?
(a) He reads books that instruct him how to live.
(b) He moves about suspecting that everyone wants to hurt him.
(c) He lives like every day is his last.
(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 ungrateful.
(b) He says they are free to choose.
(c) He calls Madame Hortense mean names.
(d) He says that he thinks they must be very hungry.

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

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

Chapter 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

43. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) He wants to improve his vocabulary.
(b) He wants to forget about Buddha.
(c) He wants to grow his hair long.
(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 become an excellent cook.
(b) He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.
(c) He wants to find a lover.
(d) He wants to learn to play a musical instrument.

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

46. What does the narrator remember his grandfather doing?
(a) He had many lovers.
(b) He demanded stories from his guests.
(c) He sailed around the world.
(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 tell her she's beautiful no matter what.
(c) He should only spend time with her if he wants to marry her.
(d) He should lie to her about his other lovers.

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

Chapter 5

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

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

51. Why does Zorba tell the narrator not to preach equality of the sexes?
(a) He says that Anagnosti will kill him if he does.
(b) He says it is all lies anyway.
(c) He says it will disrupt the island's way of life without offering solutions for making it better.
(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) Leave his celebration.
(b) Cast down his religion.
(c) Hire him at the mine.
(d) Kill his children.

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

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

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) Sex, work, and fat.
(b) Fear, love, and God.
(c) Love and kindness, manure and energy, and gluttony.
(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) God.
(b) Fat and manure.
(c) Love and kindness.
(d) Work.

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

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

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

60. How does Zorba feel about women?
(a) He feels closer to them than he does to men.
(b) He believes they are intellectually superior to men.
(c) He does not take them seriously but enjoys them physically.
(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) Once honestly and twice half-honestly.
(b) Twice honestly and once half-honestly.
(c) Three times.
(d) Four times.

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

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

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

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 committed suicide.
(b) She mysteriously vanished.
(c) She went back to her home village to care for her sick mother.
(d) She eloped with a soldier.

Chapter 8

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

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

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

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 paper boy.
(d) A juggler.

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

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

Chapter 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 10

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

80. With what does the narrator compare his lustful feelings for the widow to?
(a) The temptation of Buddha by the Evil One.
(b) Not ever finding any lignite in the mine.
(c) The widow's garden.
(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 go to church than work at the mine.
(b) God would rather him work at the mine than attend a celebration.
(c) God would rather him celebrate Christmas than work on his writing.
(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) Mimiko.
(b) Madame Hortense.
(c) The widow.
(d) Buddha.

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

84. What reason does the narrator give in his argument that Zorba should not pressure him to visit the widow?
(a) He needs to stay focused on his writing.
(b) He doesn't want to hurt the widow's feelings.
(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) Nothing. He is unable to approach her.
(b) He strikes up a conversation about mining.
(c) He approaches her and kisses her hand.
(d) He asks her to dinner.

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 12

91. What does the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?
(a) It is a foundational part of his sophisticated world view.
(b) It helped him get through his youth but is of little value now.
(c) It should be banned and removed from all libraries.
(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 onset of true peace.
(d) The Void and the end of civilization.

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

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

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

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

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 does not like romance.
(b) It loves philosophy.
(c) It has warts.
(d) It refuses to grow old.

98. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?
(a) His former best friend.
(b) A young woman.
(c) His ex-wife.
(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 double the supplies purchase.
(b) He asks that he never return.
(c) He asks that he bring food when he returns.
(d) He requests that he return immediately.

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 is going to be a father.
(c) He has suddenly become afraid of mining.
(d) He has fallen in love.

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

Chapter 14

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

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

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

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

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 bouquet of flowers.
(b) A basket of oranges.
(c) A loaf of bread.
(d) An aromatic oil.

Chapter 15

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

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

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

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 insists that it's sinful to mark one's preference for certain foods.
(c) The old man talks too much.
(d) The old man smokes too many cigarettes.

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

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

Chapter 16

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 18

127. How do the negotiations over land between Zorba and the abbot begin?
(a) They agree completely to the original negotiation.
(b) Zorba insists that they pay more.
(c) The abbot tries to charge more money than agreed upon.
(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) Proposing to Madame Hortense.
(b) Spending all of the narrator's money in Candia.
(c) All of the stealing he did as a young boy.
(d) Cheating the abbot.

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

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

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

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

Chapter 19

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

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 believes God wants them to wait until marriage.
(b) He is unable to perform.
(c) It is lent.
(d) He is ill.

136. In pleasing Madame Hortense, to whom does Zorba compare himself?
(a) Zeus.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Odysseus.
(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 handsome.
(d) He is not as exotic.

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) Killed a woman.
(b) Been to Italy.
(c) Fought in a war.
(d) Fathered a child.

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

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

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

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

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 part of the True Cross.
(b) He says it's a piece of Noah's Ark.
(c) He says it's a piece of wood from the house he was born in.
(d) He says it is anything he believes it to be.

Chapter 21

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

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

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

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

149. Why does the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?
(a) Mining is all that he cares about now.
(b) He has become engrossed with the physical world.
(c) He has finished his Buddha Manuscript.
(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 to be treasured much more than the flesh."
(c) "The soul is a gem that the flesh will never uncover."
(d) "The soul is flesh as well."

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) Zorba.
(b) Anagnosti.
(c) Mavrandoni.
(d) Manolakas.

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

154. Who kills the widow and how is it done?
(a) Mavrandoni cuts her head off.
(b) Manolakas cuts her head off.
(c) Mavrandoni stabs her in the heart.
(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) Zorba.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Mavrandoni.
(d) Manolakas.

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

Chapter 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 24

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

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 announces that he will leave Crete.
(c) The narrator does not have the answers to his questions.
(d) The narrator fires him from the mine.

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

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

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

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

Chapter 25

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

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

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

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

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

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) Alcohol.
(b) Food.
(c) Women.
(d) Books.

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

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

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

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

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

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