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. 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.

2. What does the narrator promise to binge on so that he no longer desires it?
(a) Food.
(b) Women.
(c) Alcohol.
(d) Books.

3. What concept does the narrator come up with when formulating his ideas about death?
(a) Spirit of the body.
(b) Death by philosophy.
(c) Sacred awe.
(d) Sacred body.

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

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

6. On what activity does the narrator try to instruct Zorba in Chapter 16?
(a) Writing his thoughts down.
(b) Meditation.
(c) Cooking.
(d) Playing the Santuri.

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

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

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

10. Who does Zorba say is having a sexual relationship with his student?
(a) Buddha.
(b) Gavrili.
(c) Demetrios.
(d) Zaharia.

11. Who attempts to cheer Zorba up following the death of Hortense?
(a) The monks.
(b) Anagnosti.
(c) The festival-goers.
(d) The dirge singers.

12. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?
(a) She dies in childbirth.
(b) She runs away to live in a distant village.
(c) He marries her and is with her for several years.
(d) She dies when Zorba sets her village on fire.

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

14. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?
(a) The widow.
(b) Zorba.
(c) Buddha.
(d) Mining.

15. What gift does Madame Hortense present to Zorba when he returns from the monastery?
(a) A boat.
(b) A pair of wedding rings.
(c) A small clay statue.
(d) A new pair of pants.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the statue of Our Lady of Revenge notorious for?

2. The narrator disagrees with the way the old man on the mountain trail does what?

3. How does Zorba compare to Hortense's former lovers in her eyes?

4. Who does Zorba adopt when Hortense dies?

5. What good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. What is the statue of Our Lady of Revenge notorious for?

Killing an Algerian army.

2. The narrator disagrees with the way the old man on the mountain trail does what?

The old man does not treat his wife as an equal.

3. How does Zorba compare to Hortense's former lovers in her eyes?

He is not as exotic.

4. Who does Zorba adopt when Hortense dies?

Dimitri.

5. What good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?

White flowers blooming outside their window.

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