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

2. Who claims the right to pronounce judgment on the widow regarding Pavli's death?
(a) Anagnosti.
(b) Mavrandoni.
(c) Zorba.
(d) Manolakas.

3. Who does Zorba say is having a sexual relationship with his student?
(a) Buddha.
(b) Zaharia.
(c) Demetrios.
(d) Gavrili.

4. Who mocks the bishop's theories?
(a) Gavrili.
(b) The narrator.
(c) Zorba.
(d) Demetrios.

5. What startles the narrator from his sleep at the monastery?
(a) A loud argument.
(b) A woman's screams.
(c) A gun shot.
(d) Singing.

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

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

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

9. What gift does Mimiko deliver from the accused in Pavli's death?
(a) A bouquet of flowers.
(b) An aromatic oil.
(c) A loaf of bread.
(d) A basket of oranges.

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

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

12. How do the negotiations over land between Zorba and the abbot begin?
(a) They agree completely to the original negotiation.
(b) The abbot tries to charge more money than agreed upon.
(c) The abbot charges a lesser amount to prove his devotion to a higher power.
(d) Zorba insists that they pay more.

13. What causes the Easter celebration to abruptly stop?
(a) The widow enters the church.
(b) The monks flood into the church.
(c) A small child is killed.
(d) A man starts screaming.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Demetrios want to show Zorba and the narrator?

2. In his story, what does Zorba's grandfather tell the old soldier about the piece of wood he gives him?

3. Why does Pavli commit suicide?

4. Before going to bed the night before beginning work on the railway, what does the narrator ask Zorba if he's ever done?

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

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. What does Demetrios want to show Zorba and the narrator?

His clay nun.

2. In his story, what does Zorba's grandfather tell the old soldier about the piece of wood he gives him?

He says it's part of the True Cross.

3. Why does Pavli commit suicide?

He was in love with someone not in love with him.

4. Before going to bed the night before beginning work on the railway, what does the narrator ask Zorba if he's ever done?

Fought in a war.

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

Make a feast for Madame Hortense.

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