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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What is the statue of Our Lady of Revenge notorious for?
(a) Killing a group of sinful monks.
(b) Killing an Algerian army.
(c) Killing all of Crete's thieves.
(d) Killing greedy landowners.

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

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

11. How do the negotiations over land between Zorba and the abbot begin?
(a) The abbot charges a lesser amount to prove his devotion to a higher power.
(b) Zorba insists that they pay more.
(c) The abbot tries to charge more money than agreed upon.
(d) They agree completely to the original negotiation.

12. Why does Zorba refuse to sleep with Madame Hortense in Chapter 19?
(a) He is ill.
(b) He is unable to perform.
(c) It is lent.
(d) He believes God wants them to wait until marriage.

13. What happens when the first log is tested on the new railway?
(a) It rail system works well but is in need of a few minor adjustments.
(b) The structure shakes unsteadily, but the log makes it all the way.
(c) The structure is sound, and the log reaches its destination.
(d) The whole structure shakes and the log is destroyed along the way.

14. From whom must Zorba and the narrator rent land for the timber rail project?
(a) Anagnosti.
(b) The governor of Crete.
(c) Madame Hortense.
(d) Monks at the monastery.

15. 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 flesh as well."
(c) "The soul is a gem that the flesh will never uncover."
(d) "The flesh is language for the soul."

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the narrator's topic of conversation with the Mother Superior?

3. In his story, what does Zorba's grandfather tell the old soldier about the piece of wood he gives him?

4. What does Madame Hortense want from Zorba in Chapter 19?

5. How does Zorba feel about the narrator's false promises made while Zorba was in Candia?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

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

Short Answer Key

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

He has burned down the monastery.

2. What is the narrator's topic of conversation with the Mother Superior?

Eternity.

3. In his story, what does Zorba's grandfather tell the old soldier about the piece of wood he gives him?

He says it's part of the True Cross.

4. What does Madame Hortense want from Zorba in Chapter 19?

To be married immediately.

5. How does Zorba feel about the narrator's false promises made while Zorba was in Candia?

He is angry but willing to follow through on the promise.

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