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. Why does the narrator call a doctor on Easter?
(a) Madame Hortense has grown very ill.
(b) Zorba has grown very ill.
(c) The widow appears to be pregnant.
(d) The widow has fallen from a cliff.

2. The narrator disagrees with the way the old man on the mountain trail does what?
(a) The old man insists that it's sinful to mark one's preference for certain foods.
(b) The old man does not treat his wife as an equal.
(c) The old man smokes too many cigarettes.
(d) The old man talks too much.

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

4. Who closes Hortense's eyes when she dies?
(a) Zorba.
(b) A priest.
(c) Anagnosti.
(d) The narrator.

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

6. What does the narrator inherit from Zorba?
(a) A green stone.
(b) All of Zorba's belongings.
(c) All of Hortense's belongings.
(d) The santuri.

7. When the narrator loses everything, what does he find?
(a) Death.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Intense sorrow.
(d) Revolution.

8. Whose death is sought after to avenge Pavli's death?
(a) The widow.
(b) Anagnosti.
(c) Mimiko.
(d) Madame Hortense.

9. Who does Zaharia say inspired his mission?
(a) Demetrios.
(b) Archangel Michael.
(c) The Holy Spirit.
(d) The abbot.

10. Why does the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?
(a) He has finished his Buddha Manuscript.
(b) He has become engrossed with the physical world.
(c) Mining is all that he cares about now.
(d) His sexual relationship is more fulfilling that meditation.

11. Who kills the widow and how is it done?
(a) Mavrandoni cuts her head off.
(b) Zorba accidentally shoots her while trying to shoot Manolakas.
(c) Manolakas cuts her head off.
(d) Mavrandoni stabs her in the heart.

12. Which character reveals that he had a son who died at the age of three?
(a) The narrator.
(b) Zorba.
(c) Mavrandoni.
(d) Manolakas.

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

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

15. What language does Zorba teach the narrator in chapter 25?
(a) Latin.
(b) Old Greek.
(c) Italian.
(d) Dance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Madame Hortense want from Zorba in Chapter 19?

2. What does the narrator come across while walking on the mountain path?

3. When she dies, who brings the officials to inventory Madame Hortense's belongings?

4. On what activity does the narrator try to instruct Zorba in Chapter 16?

5. What does Zorba learn when he awakens from a dream in Chapter 23?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. What does Madame Hortense want from Zorba in Chapter 19?

To be married immediately.

2. What does the narrator come across while walking on the mountain path?

The ruins of a Minoan city.

3. When she dies, who brings the officials to inventory Madame Hortense's belongings?

Anagnosti.

4. On what activity does the narrator try to instruct Zorba in Chapter 16?

Meditation.

5. What does Zorba learn when he awakens from a dream in Chapter 23?

Madame Hortense is dying.

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