Zorba the Greek Test | Final Test - Easy

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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 rail system.
(b) The power of a sexual relationship.
(c) The power of the mind concentrated on one thing.
(d) The power of the human body.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. For what do the villagers gather to watch in Chapter 20?
(a) Zorba weds Madame Hortense.
(b) The narrator holds a celebration for the mine's reopening.
(c) Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.
(d) A newborn baby is baptized.

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

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

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

14. What is the statue of Our Lady of Revenge notorious for?
(a) Killing all of Crete's thieves.
(b) Killing a group of sinful monks.
(c) Killing greedy landowners.
(d) Killing an Algerian army.

15. Who waits outside for Hortense to die in order to loot her belongings?
(a) Dirge singers.
(b) The mob.
(c) The narrator.
(d) The monks.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?

3. Why does Zorba refuse to sleep with Madame Hortense in Chapter 19?

4. Who does Zaharia say inspired his mission?

5. What causes the Easter celebration to abruptly stop?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

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

It takes away from her allure as a widow.

2. What good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?

White flowers blooming outside their window.

3. Why does Zorba refuse to sleep with Madame Hortense in Chapter 19?

It is lent.

4. Who does Zaharia say inspired his mission?

Archangel Michael.

5. What causes the Easter celebration to abruptly stop?

The widow enters the church.

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