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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?

2. What are the names of Zorba's two "half-honest" lovers?

3. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?

4. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?

5. What pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?

His old friend and Karayannis.

2. What are the names of Zorba's two "half-honest" lovers?

Sophinka and Noussa.

3. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?

Canavaro.

4. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?

Communication.

5. What pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?

They agree to telepathically warn one another of danger.

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