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

2. 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.

3. 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.

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

5. For what do the villagers gather to watch in Chapter 20?
(a) The narrator holds a celebration for the mine's reopening.
(b) A newborn baby is baptized.
(c) Zorba weds Madame Hortense.
(d) Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.

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

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

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

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

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

11. What do the narrator and Zorba do on Easter Sunday?
(a) Walk into Candia.
(b) Make a feast for the village orphans.
(c) Swim in the ocean.
(d) Make a feast for Madame Hortense.

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

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

14. Who does the narrator see as he is walking toward the village on Easter?
(a) The widow.
(b) Zorba.
(c) Madame Hortense.
(d) Buddha.

15. Why does the narrator call a doctor on Easter?
(a) Zorba has grown very ill.
(b) The widow appears to be pregnant.
(c) Madame Hortense has grown very ill.
(d) The widow has fallen from a cliff.

Short Answer Questions

1. What message does the narrator tell Madame Hortense that Zorba has sent from Candia?

2. What news does the monk Zaharia bring in Chapter 24?

3. What does Zorba invite his old boss to come and see in Chapter 26?

4. When she dies, who brings the officials to inventory Madame Hortense's belongings?

5. When he arrives in Candia, what news does the narrator receive?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. What message does the narrator tell Madame Hortense that Zorba has sent from Candia?

He tells her that Zorba has proposed marriage to her.

2. What news does the monk Zaharia bring in Chapter 24?

He has burned down the monastery.

3. What does Zorba invite his old boss to come and see in Chapter 26?

A beautiful green stone.

4. When she dies, who brings the officials to inventory Madame Hortense's belongings?

Anagnosti.

5. When he arrives in Candia, what news does the narrator receive?

His friend Stavridaki has died.

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