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 waits outside for Hortense to die in order to loot her belongings?
(a) The mob.
(b) The monks.
(c) Dirge singers.
(d) The narrator.

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

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

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

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

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

7. How does Zorba change his appearance while in Candia?
(a) He shaved his head.
(b) He dyed his hair black.
(c) He grew a beard.
(d) He bought new gold hoop earrings.

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

9. The narrator disagrees with the way the old man on the mountain trail does what?
(a) The old man insists that it's sinful to mark one's preference for certain foods.
(b) The old man smokes too many cigarettes.
(c) The old man does not treat his wife as an equal.
(d) The old man talks too much.

10. What does the narrator inherit from Zorba?
(a) All of Hortense's belongings.
(b) A green stone.
(c) All of Zorba's belongings.
(d) The santuri.

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

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

13. Who closes Hortense's eyes when she dies?
(a) A priest.
(b) Anagnosti.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Zorba.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the narrator call a doctor on Easter?

2. What startling news does Zorba receive when he returns from Candia?

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

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

5. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. Why does the narrator call a doctor on Easter?

Madame Hortense has grown very ill.

2. What startling news does Zorba receive when he returns from Candia?

He learns that he is expected to propose to Madame Hortense.

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

Zorba.

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

It bleeds from a chiseled wound.

5. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?

Buddha.

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