Zorba the Greek Test | Final Test - Easy

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

2. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

8. How do the negotiations over land between Zorba and the abbot begin?
(a) The abbot tries to charge more money than agreed upon.
(b) Zorba insists that they pay more.
(c) They agree completely to the original negotiation.
(d) The abbot charges a lesser amount to prove his devotion to a higher power.

9. What gift does Madame Hortense present to Zorba when he returns from the monastery?
(a) A boat.
(b) A new pair of pants.
(c) A pair of wedding rings.
(d) A small clay statue.

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

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

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

13. What does the narrator promise to binge on so that he no longer desires it?
(a) Books.
(b) Alcohol.
(c) Women.
(d) Food.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After sleeping with the widow, what does the narrator realize?

2. Before going to bed the night before beginning work on the railway, what does the narrator ask Zorba if he's ever done?

3. Who fights the mob leader in an attempt to save the widow?

4. What does the narrator inherit from Zorba?

5. What does Zorba invite his old boss to come and see in Chapter 26?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. After sleeping with the widow, what does the narrator realize?

"The soul is flesh as well."

2. Before going to bed the night before beginning work on the railway, what does the narrator ask Zorba if he's ever done?

Fought in a war.

3. Who fights the mob leader in an attempt to save the widow?

Zorba.

4. What does the narrator inherit from Zorba?

The santuri.

5. What does Zorba invite his old boss to come and see in Chapter 26?

A beautiful green stone.

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