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

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

3. Who fights the mob leader in an attempt to save the widow?
(a) Pavli.
(b) the narrator.
(c) Mavrandoni.
(d) Zorba.

4. When he arrives in Candia, what news does the narrator receive?
(a) The widow was pregnant with his child when she died.
(b) His family is being held hostage.
(c) His friend Stavridaki has died.
(d) A new revolution has begun.

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

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

7. What does Zorba learn when he awakens from a dream in Chapter 23?
(a) The narrator has decided to leave Crete.
(b) The narrator's old friend is taking over as foreman of the mine.
(c) The narrator is dying.
(d) Madame Hortense is dying.

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

9. For what action does Zorba grow proud of the narrator?
(a) The narrator finally pursues the widow.
(b) The narrator strikes a huge load of lignite.
(c) The narrator decides to join the army.
(d) The narrator stands up to the villagers about their sinful ways.

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

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

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

13. 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.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Zorba suggest the narrator will need to become completely free?

2. Who does Zaharia say inspired his mission?

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

4. What does the narrator say about Hortense becoming a bride?

5. Who waits outside for Hortense to die in order to loot her belongings?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. What does Zorba suggest the narrator will need to become completely free?

Folly.

2. Who does Zaharia say inspired his mission?

Archangel Michael.

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

Buddha.

4. What does the narrator say about Hortense becoming a bride?

It takes away from her allure as a widow.

5. Who waits outside for Hortense to die in order to loot her belongings?

Dirge singers.

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