Zorba the Greek Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the narrator tell Zorba that they will one day build?
(a) A house near the mine.
(b) A statue of Buddha.
(c) The monastery of free men.
(d) A new cable rail system.

3. What causes Zorba to become infuriated after Hortense's death?
(a) The narrator announces that he will leave Crete.
(b) The narrator fires him from the mine.
(c) Madame Hortense has not left him anything in her will.
(d) The narrator does not have the answers to his questions.

4. 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 dies when Zorba sets her village on fire.
(c) She dies in childbirth.
(d) She runs away to live in a distant village.

5. 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.

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

7. 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 entire system collapses.
(d) The operations appear to have been repaired to perfection.

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

9. Upon his return from Candia, what does Zorba encourage the narrator to quickly get started on?
(a) The timber rail project.
(b) Publication of his manuscript.
(c) Building a monastery.
(d) Building a house for them to live in.

10. 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) Cheating the abbot.
(c) Proposing to Madame Hortense.
(d) Spending all of the narrator's money in Candia.

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

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

13. What does the narrator say about Hortense becoming a bride?
(a) It is likely to have a negative impact on business.
(b) It makes her more respectable.
(c) It takes away from her allure as a widow.
(d) It makes her glow.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the narrator and Zorba do on Easter Sunday?

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

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

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

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

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. What do the narrator and Zorba do on Easter Sunday?

Make a feast for Madame Hortense.

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

Mavrandoni.

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

Zorba.

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

The festival-goers.

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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