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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Zorba watch the widow's home?
(a) He wants to protect her from Mimiko.
(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 make sure she is not going to bed alone.

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

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

4. 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 front of a castle.
(c) A painting of her as a goddess.
(d) A portrait of the two of them in a garden.

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

6. 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 requests that he return immediately.
(c) He asks that he bring food when he returns.
(d) He asks that he never return.

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

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

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

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

11. 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 learn to meditate.
(c) He wants to improve his vocabulary.
(d) He wants to forget about Buddha.

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

13. 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 have relations with many women.
(c) He says that a man should go sailing around the world.
(d) He says that a man should try foreign foods.

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Zorba tell the narrator not to preach equality of the sexes?

2. What reason does the narrator give in his argument that Zorba should not pressure him to visit the widow?

3. What does the narrator do on his first morning in Crete?

4. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?

5. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. Why does Zorba tell the narrator not to preach equality of the sexes?

He says it will disrupt the island's way of life without offering solutions for making it better.

2. What reason does the narrator give in his argument that Zorba should not pressure him to visit the widow?

Acting impulsively is against his nature.

3. What does the narrator do on his first morning in Crete?

He takes a stroll through the countryside.

4. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?

The tale of his birth.

5. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.

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