Zorba the Greek Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. The narrator disagrees with the way the old man on the mountain trail does what?
(a) The old man smokes too many cigarettes.
(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 does not treat his wife as an equal.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. For what do the villagers gather to watch in Chapter 20?

2. Why does the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?

3. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?

4. Who does Zorba claim was Hortense's greatest lover?

5. How does the narrator respond to the bishop's theories on religion?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. For what do the villagers gather to watch in Chapter 20?

Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.

2. Why does the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?

He has finished his Buddha Manuscript.

3. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?

It bleeds from a chiseled wound.

4. Who does Zorba claim was Hortense's greatest lover?

Zorba.

5. How does the narrator respond to the bishop's theories on religion?

"Those theories may save many souls."

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