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 news does the monk Zaharia bring in Chapter 24?
(a) He has burned down the monastery.
(b) He has quit his life at the monastery.
(c) He robbed the monastery.
(d) He wants to become a lignite miner.

2. Why does Pavli commit suicide?
(a) He was in love with someone not in love with him.
(b) He felt he was not talented enough to please his father.
(c) He was fired from the mine.
(d) He could not understand the nature of God.

3. In Chapter 16,what type of power does the narrator attempt to describe?
(a) The power of a sexual relationship.
(b) The power of the mind concentrated on one thing.
(c) The power of the human body.
(d) The power of the rail system.

4. What miracle do the monks come down from the mountain to share?
(a) Zaharia has reached enlightenment.
(b) The Holy Virgin of Revenge has killed Zaharia.
(c) Zaharia saved a man through meditation.
(d) The Holy Virgin of Revenge has killed an army of invaders.

5. After receiving a letter from his friend in Chapter 25, who does the narrator warn when he feels a sense of danger?
(a) His soldier friend.
(b) Zorba.
(c) He decides the feeling is nothing, so he does nothing and goes to sleep.
(d) Zaharia.

6. Who challenges Zorba to a knife fight near the widow's garden?
(a) Manolakas.
(b) Mavrandoni.
(c) Dimitri.
(d) Pavli's ghost.

7. Upon his return from Candia, what does Zorba encourage the narrator to quickly get started on?
(a) The timber rail project.
(b) Publication of his manuscript.
(c) Building a house for them to live in.
(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 a piece of Noah's Ark.
(b) He says it's part of the True Cross.
(c) He says it's a piece of wood from the house he was born in.
(d) He says it is anything he believes it to be.

9. How does Zorba compare to Hortense's former lovers in her eyes?
(a) He is not as exotic.
(b) He is not as handsome.
(c) He is less sexually satisfying.
(d) He is not as good a conversationalist.

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

11. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?
(a) It causes storms.
(b) It bleeds from a chiseled wound.
(c) It cries tears of blood.
(d) It draws a warring army.

12. In pleasing Madame Hortense, to whom does Zorba compare himself?
(a) Odysseus.
(b) Zeus.
(c) The narrator.
(d) A monk.

13. What causes Zorba to become infuriated after Hortense's death?
(a) The narrator announces that he will leave Crete.
(b) The narrator does not have the answers to his questions.
(c) Madame Hortense has not left him anything in her will.
(d) The narrator fires him from the mine.

14. On what activity does the narrator try to instruct Zorba in Chapter 16?
(a) Cooking.
(b) Playing the Santuri.
(c) Writing his thoughts down.
(d) Meditation.

15. When the narrator meets an old man on the trail, where does the man ask if he's headed?
(a) The river.
(b) The convent.
(c) The pub.
(d) The garden.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the narrator and Zorba do on Easter Sunday?

2. Who does Zorba adopt when Hortense dies?

3. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?

4. Who mocks the bishop's theories?

5. What happens to Gavrili in the night at the monastery?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. What do the narrator and Zorba do on Easter Sunday?

Make a feast for Madame Hortense.

2. Who does Zorba adopt when Hortense dies?

Dimitri.

3. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?

Buddha.

4. Who mocks the bishop's theories?

Zorba.

5. What happens to Gavrili in the night at the monastery?

He is murdered by his lover.

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