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

2. For what action is Zorba trying to make up for by his actions in Chapter 18?
(a) Cheating the abbot.
(b) All of the stealing he did as a young boy.
(c) Spending all of the narrator's money in Candia.
(d) Proposing to Madame Hortense.

3. 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.

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

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

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

7. How does Zorba change his appearance while in Candia?
(a) He grew a beard.
(b) He bought new gold hoop earrings.
(c) He dyed his hair black.
(d) He shaved his head.

8. What does Zorba invite his old boss to come and see in Chapter 26?
(a) His collection of musical instruments.
(b) A clay nun much like the one they saw years earlier.
(c) His newborn son.
(d) A beautiful green stone.

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

10. How does Zorba feel about the narrator's false promises made while Zorba was in Candia?
(a) He is so angry that he ends their friendship.
(b) He is extremely sad but willing to follow through.
(c) He is thrilled.
(d) He is angry but willing to follow through on the promise.

11. When she dies, who brings the officials to inventory Madame Hortense's belongings?
(a) Zorba.
(b) Anagnosti.
(c) Manolakas.
(d) Mavrandoni.

12. Who do Zorba and the narrator meet as they climb the mountain?
(a) A patron saint.
(b) Pavli's ghost.
(c) Zaharia.
(d) Demetrios.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who publicly defends the accused and attempts to break up the mob which seeks justice for Pavli's death?

2. What startles the narrator from his sleep at the monastery?

3. What does Zorba ask the narrator to explain to him in Chapter 24?

4. Whose death is sought after to avenge Pavli's death?

5. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. Who publicly defends the accused and attempts to break up the mob which seeks justice for Pavli's death?

The narrator.

2. What startles the narrator from his sleep at the monastery?

A gun shot.

3. What does Zorba ask the narrator to explain to him in Chapter 24?

Death and why people die.

4. Whose death is sought after to avenge Pavli's death?

The widow.

5. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?

She dies when Zorba sets her village on fire.

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