Zorba the Greek Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What startling news does Zorba receive when he returns from Candia?
(a) He learns that the mine will soon close.
(b) He learns that he is going to be a father.
(c) He learns that he is expected to propose to Madame Hortense.
(d) He hears that a revolution is brewing on Crete.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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 is anything he believes it to be.
(c) He says it's a piece of wood from the house he was born in.
(d) He says it's a piece of Noah's Ark.

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

11. What language does Zorba teach the narrator in chapter 25?
(a) Italian.
(b) Latin.
(c) Old Greek.
(d) Dance.

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

13. What happens when the fourth log is tested on the rail system?
(a) The system is still shaky, but the log reaches its destination.
(b) The system cracks and the log gets jammed.
(c) The operations appear to have been repaired to perfection.
(d) The entire system collapses.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who fights the mob leader in an attempt to save the widow?

2. Who does the narrator see as he is walking toward the village on Easter?

3. What is the narrator's topic of conversation with the Mother Superior?

4. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?

5. Who kills the widow and how is it done?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. Who fights the mob leader in an attempt to save the widow?

Zorba.

2. Who does the narrator see as he is walking toward the village on Easter?

The widow.

3. What is the narrator's topic of conversation with the Mother Superior?

Eternity.

4. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?

It bleeds from a chiseled wound.

5. Who kills the widow and how is it done?

Mavrandoni cuts her head off.

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