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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. 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 against his nature.
(d) Acting impulsively is his nature and he's trying to change.

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

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

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

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

9. 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.

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

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

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

13. 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.

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

15. 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 requests that he double the supplies purchase.
(c) He asks that he bring food when he returns.
(d) He asks that he never return.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who takes charge when the work begins in the mine?

2. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?

3. What or who does the narrator's long-time friend live for?

4. The narrator warn Zorba that such passions may lead to the removal of what body part?

5. Why does Zorba begin to feel restless and depressed while in Candia?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

1. D
2. B
3. A
4. C
5. A
6. D
7. C
8. C
9. B
10. B
11. B
12. C
13. D
14. C
15. A
  

Short Answer Key

1. Who takes charge when the work begins in the mine?

Zorba.

2. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?

The tale of his birth.

3. What or who does the narrator's long-time friend live for?

Mankind.

4. The narrator warn Zorba that such passions may lead to the removal of what body part?

The sexual organs.

5. Why does Zorba begin to feel restless and depressed while in Candia?

He realizes he's aging.

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