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

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

3. Before going to bed the night before beginning work on the railway, what does the narrator ask Zorba if he's ever done?
(a) Been to Italy.
(b) Fathered a child.
(c) Fought in a war.
(d) Killed a woman.

4. What happens when the first log is tested on the new railway?
(a) The whole structure shakes and the log is destroyed along the way.
(b) The structure shakes unsteadily, but the log makes it all 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.

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

6. Why does Pavli commit suicide?
(a) He could not understand the nature of God.
(b) He felt he was not talented enough to please his father.
(c) He was in love with someone not in love with him.
(d) He was fired from the mine.

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

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

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

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. What gift does Mimiko deliver from the accused in Pavli's death?
(a) A bouquet of flowers.
(b) A basket of oranges.
(c) A loaf of bread.
(d) An aromatic oil.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say about Hortense becoming a bride?

2. On what activity does the narrator try to instruct Zorba in Chapter 16?

3. Who attempts to cheer Zorba up following the death of Hortense?

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

5. What miracle do the monks come down from the mountain to share?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. What does the narrator say about Hortense becoming a bride?

It takes away from her allure as a widow.

2. On what activity does the narrator try to instruct Zorba in Chapter 16?

Meditation.

3. Who attempts to cheer Zorba up following the death of Hortense?

The festival-goers.

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

It bleeds from a chiseled wound.

5. What miracle do the monks come down from the mountain to share?

The Holy Virgin of Revenge has killed Zaharia.

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