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

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

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

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

5. Who publicly defends the accused and attempts to break up the mob which seeks justice for Pavli's death?
(a) Zorba.
(b) Mimiko.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Anagnosti.

6. Who does Zorba claim was Hortense's greatest lover?
(a) Zorba.
(b) Pavli.
(c) A Spanish admiral.
(d) Canavaro.

7. 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.

8. From whom must Zorba and the narrator rent land for the timber rail project?
(a) Monks at the monastery.
(b) The governor of Crete.
(c) Anagnosti.
(d) Madame Hortense.

9. Upon his return from Candia, what does Zorba encourage the narrator to quickly get started on?
(a) Building a monastery.
(b) Building a house for them to live in.
(c) The timber rail project.
(d) Publication of his manuscript.

10. What good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?
(a) White flowers blooming outside their window.
(b) Children singing in the streets.
(c) A light breeze sweeping the fog away.
(d) Candles that Madame Hortense has lit.

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

12. After sleeping with the widow, what does the narrator realize?
(a) "The soul is flesh as well."
(b) "The soul is a gem that the flesh will never uncover."
(c) "The soul is to be treasured much more than the flesh."
(d) "The flesh is language for the soul."

13. What is the narrator's topic of conversation with the Mother Superior?
(a) The cross.
(b) The Martyred Virgin.
(c) Eternity.
(d) Blood.

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

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) Killed a woman.
(b) Fathered a child.
(c) Fought in a war.
(d) Been to Italy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator tell Zorba that they will one day build?

2. Who does Zaharia say inspired his mission?

3. What gift does Madame Hortense present to Zorba when he returns from the monastery?

4. What does the narrator come across while walking on the mountain path?

5. What does the narrator inherit from Zorba?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. What does the narrator tell Zorba that they will one day build?

The monastery of free men.

2. Who does Zaharia say inspired his mission?

Archangel Michael.

3. What gift does Madame Hortense present to Zorba when he returns from the monastery?

A pair of wedding rings.

4. What does the narrator come across while walking on the mountain path?

The ruins of a Minoan city.

5. What does the narrator inherit from Zorba?

The santuri.

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