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

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

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

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

5. 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) Publication of his manuscript.
(d) The timber rail project.

6. In Chapter 16,what type of power does the narrator attempt to describe?
(a) The power of the mind concentrated on one thing.
(b) The power of the human body.
(c) The power of a sexual relationship.
(d) The power of the rail system.

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

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

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

10. How does Zorba feel about the narrator's false promises made while Zorba was in Candia?
(a) He is so angry that he ends their friendship.
(b) He is thrilled.
(c) He is extremely sad but willing to follow through.
(d) He is angry but willing to follow through on the promise.

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

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

13. How does Zorba say that he gets rid of intense longings?
(a) Ignoring the passionate thoughts.
(b) Meditation and abstinence.
(c) Stuffing himself gluttonously with the desired thing.
(d) Self-moderation.

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

15. In pleasing Madame Hortense, to whom does Zorba compare himself?
(a) A monk.
(b) Odysseus.
(c) Zeus.
(d) The narrator.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. After receiving a letter from his friend in Chapter 25, who does the narrator warn when he feels a sense of danger?

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

5. What gift does Mimiko deliver from the accused in Pavli's death?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

1. B
2. B
3. B
4. A
5. D
6. A
7. B
8. C
9. B
10. D
11. B
12. A
13. C
14. D
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. When he arrives in Candia, what news does the narrator receive?

His friend Stavridaki has died.

3. After receiving a letter from his friend in Chapter 25, who does the narrator warn when he feels a sense of danger?

His soldier friend.

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

It bleeds from a chiseled wound.

5. What gift does Mimiko deliver from the accused in Pavli's death?

A basket of oranges.

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