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 Pavli commit suicide?
(a) He was in love with someone not in love with him.
(b) He was fired from the mine.
(c) He felt he was not talented enough to please his father.
(d) He could not understand the nature of God.

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

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

4. How does the narrator respond to the bishop's theories on religion?
(a) "Those theories may save many souls."
(b) "Those theories fall short of a true God."
(c) "Those theories cannot help a man of the world."
(d) "Those theories would benefit from inclusion of my theory."

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

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

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

8. What does Zorba ask the narrator to explain to him in Chapter 24?
(a) The best techniques for extracting lignite from the mine.
(b) How to cook a good soup.
(c) Death and why people die.
(d) The meaning of life.

9. Why does Zorba refuse to sleep with Madame Hortense in Chapter 19?
(a) It is lent.
(b) He is ill.
(c) He believes God wants them to wait until marriage.
(d) He is unable to perform.

10. Who challenges Zorba to a knife fight near the widow's garden?
(a) Manolakas.
(b) Mavrandoni.
(c) Dimitri.
(d) Pavli's ghost.

11. 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.

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

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

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

15. Before going to bed the night before beginning work on the railway, what does the narrator ask Zorba if he's ever done?
(a) Fathered a child.
(b) Been to Italy.
(c) Fought in a war.
(d) Killed a woman.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Zorba describe proposal and marriage?

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

4. Who do Zorba and the narrator meet as they climb the mountain?

5. Why does the narrator call a doctor on Easter?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

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

Dirge singers.

2. How does Zorba describe proposal and marriage?

As "the trap."

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

Madame Hortense is dying.

4. Who do Zorba and the narrator meet as they climb the mountain?

Zaharia.

5. Why does the narrator call a doctor on Easter?

Madame Hortense has grown very ill.

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