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 good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?
(a) Children singing in the streets.
(b) Candles that Madame Hortense has lit.
(c) White flowers blooming outside their window.
(d) A light breeze sweeping the fog away.

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

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

4. What does Zorba learn when he awakens from a dream in Chapter 23?
(a) The narrator is dying.
(b) The narrator's old friend is taking over as foreman of the mine.
(c) The narrator has decided to leave Crete.
(d) Madame Hortense is dying.

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

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

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

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

10. Who challenges Zorba to a knife fight near the widow's garden?
(a) Pavli's ghost.
(b) Manolakas.
(c) Mavrandoni.
(d) Dimitri.

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

12. When the narrator loses everything, what does he find?
(a) Revolution.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Death.
(d) Intense sorrow.

13. After sleeping with the widow, what does the narrator realize?
(a) "The soul is to be treasured much more than the flesh."
(b) "The soul is a gem that the flesh will never uncover."
(c) "The flesh is language for the soul."
(d) "The soul is flesh as well."

14. What miracle do the monks come down from the mountain to share?
(a) Zaharia saved a man through meditation.
(b) The Holy Virgin of Revenge has killed Zaharia.
(c) Zaharia has reached enlightenment.
(d) The Holy Virgin of Revenge has killed an army of invaders.

15. How does Zorba describe proposal and marriage?
(a) As rarely successful.
(b) As something he has not and will never do.
(c) As a blessed union.
(d) As "the trap."

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What news does the monk Zaharia bring in Chapter 24?

3. Which character reveals that he had a son who died at the age of three?

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

5. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. 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.

2. What news does the monk Zaharia bring in Chapter 24?

He has burned down the monastery.

3. Which character reveals that he had a son who died at the age of three?

Zorba.

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

Madame Hortense has grown very ill.

5. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?

She dies when Zorba sets her village on fire.

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