Zorba the Greek Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 house for them to live in.
(d) Building a monastery.

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

3. Who kills the widow and how is it done?
(a) Zorba accidentally shoots her while trying to shoot Manolakas.
(b) Mavrandoni cuts her head off.
(c) Manolakas cuts her head off.
(d) Mavrandoni stabs her in the heart.

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

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

6. 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) Spending all of the narrator's money in Candia.
(d) Proposing to Madame Hortense.

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

8. What happens when the fourth log is tested on the rail system?
(a) The entire system collapses.
(b) The system cracks and the log gets jammed.
(c) The operations appear to have been repaired to perfection.
(d) The system is still shaky, but the log reaches its destination.

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

10. 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) A light breeze sweeping the fog away.
(c) White flowers blooming outside their window.
(d) Candles that Madame Hortense has lit.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?

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

3. What happens to Gavrili in the night at the monastery?

4. From whom must Zorba and the narrator rent land for the timber rail project?

5. What causes the Easter celebration to abruptly stop?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. Why does the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?

He has finished his Buddha Manuscript.

2. 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.

3. What happens to Gavrili in the night at the monastery?

He is murdered by his lover.

4. From whom must Zorba and the narrator rent land for the timber rail project?

Monks at the monastery.

5. What causes the Easter celebration to abruptly stop?

The widow enters the church.

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