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

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

3. What does Zorba learn when he awakens from a dream in Chapter 23?
(a) The narrator has decided to leave Crete.
(b) Madame Hortense is dying.
(c) The narrator's old friend is taking over as foreman of the mine.
(d) The narrator is dying.

4. 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) Proposing to Madame Hortense.
(d) Spending all of the narrator's money in Candia.

5. 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) Fought in a war.
(c) Been to Italy.
(d) Fathered a child.

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

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

8. What does the narrator come across while walking on the mountain path?
(a) The ruins of a Minoan city.
(b) A human skeleton.
(c) A cave.
(d) An ancient inscribed tablet.

9. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?
(a) He marries her and is with her for several years.
(b) She runs away to live in a distant village.
(c) She dies in childbirth.
(d) She dies when Zorba sets her village on fire.

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

11. What does Zorba say prompted him to quit the army?
(a) Torching a village.
(b) seeing children murdered.
(c) Seeing the orphans of a priest he killed.
(d) Being trapped in a trench with dead bodies.

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

13. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?
(a) It bleeds from a chiseled wound.
(b) It cries tears of blood.
(c) It causes storms.
(d) It draws a warring army.

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

15. When the narrator loses everything, what does he find?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Intense sorrow.
(c) Death.
(d) Revolution.

Short Answer Questions

1. What good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?

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

3. How does Zorba change his appearance while in Candia?

4. Who claims the right to pronounce judgment on the widow regarding Pavli's death?

5. What does Madame Hortense want from Zorba in Chapter 19?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. What good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?

White flowers blooming outside their window.

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

The monastery of free men.

3. How does Zorba change his appearance while in Candia?

He dyed his hair black.

4. Who claims the right to pronounce judgment on the widow regarding Pavli's death?

Mavrandoni.

5. What does Madame Hortense want from Zorba in Chapter 19?

To be married immediately.

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