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 does Demetrios want to show Zorba and the narrator?
(a) His art collection.
(b) His clay nun.
(c) The well.
(d) His library.

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

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

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

5. What do the narrator and Zorba do on Easter Sunday?
(a) Make a feast for the village orphans.
(b) Make a feast for Madame Hortense.
(c) Swim in the ocean.
(d) Walk into Candia.

6. What does the narrator come across while walking on the mountain path?
(a) A cave.
(b) The ruins of a Minoan city.
(c) An ancient inscribed tablet.
(d) A human skeleton.

7. Which character reveals that he had a son who died at the age of three?
(a) Manolakas.
(b) Mavrandoni.
(c) Zorba.
(d) The narrator.

8. What message does the narrator tell Madame Hortense that Zorba has sent from Candia?
(a) He reports that Zorba has said he wants a raise.
(b) He says that Zorba wants to stay longer in the city.
(c) He tells her that Zorba says he is never returning.
(d) He tells her that Zorba has proposed marriage to her.

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

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

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. What does Madame Hortense want from Zorba in Chapter 19?
(a) To impregnate her.
(b) To support her.
(c) To build them a new house.
(d) To be married immediately.

13. What language does Zorba teach the narrator in chapter 25?
(a) Italian.
(b) Latin.
(c) Old Greek.
(d) Dance.

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) Torching a village.
(d) seeing children murdered.

15. Who does Zorba claim was Hortense's greatest lover?
(a) Zorba.
(b) Canavaro.
(c) Pavli.
(d) A Spanish admiral.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when the fourth log is tested on the rail system?

2. What gift does Madame Hortense present to Zorba when he returns from the monastery?

3. Whose death is sought after to avenge Pavli's death?

4. What does the narrator promise to binge on so that he no longer desires it?

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

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

1. What happens when the fourth log is tested on the rail system?

The entire system collapses.

2. What gift does Madame Hortense present to Zorba when he returns from the monastery?

A pair of wedding rings.

3. Whose death is sought after to avenge Pavli's death?

The widow.

4. What does the narrator promise to binge on so that he no longer desires it?

Books.

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

He has burned down the monastery.

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