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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What causes the Easter celebration to abruptly stop?
(a) The widow enters the church.
(b) The monks flood into the church.
(c) A man starts screaming.
(d) A small child is killed.

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

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

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

5. Upon his return from Candia, what does Zorba encourage the narrator to quickly get started on?
(a) The timber rail project.
(b) Building a house for them to live in.
(c) Building a monastery.
(d) Publication of his manuscript.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the narrator and Zorba do on Easter Sunday?

2. What happens when the first log is tested on the new railway?

3. What concept does the narrator come up with when formulating his ideas about death?

4. What does Zorba suggest the narrator will need to become completely free?

5. For what action is Zorba trying to make up for by his actions in Chapter 18?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the actions that follow after the widow enters the church at the Easter celebration.

2. After the widow's murder, what happens when Zorba and Manolakas meet near the widow's garden?

3. What story does Zorba tell in Chapter 20 that supports the theme that appearance creates reality?

4. What does Madame Hortense actually think of Zorba?

5. In Chapter 16, what did the sleeping workmen do who when they heard Zorba playing his Santuri?

6. In his third theory of religion, what does the bishop give as God's reason for sending religion to the masses?

7. What does the narrator state is the reason for Zaharia's death?

8. Why does Anagnosti say that Pavli is blessed?

9. As the narrator watches Zorba comfort Madame Hortense on her death bed with the others eagerly awaiting her death, what does he compare the scene to?

10. What was Zaharia's inspiration for burning down the monastery?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

1. A
2. A
3. B
4. D
5. A

Short Answer Key

1. What do the narrator and Zorba do on Easter Sunday?

Make a feast for Madame Hortense.

2. What happens when the first log is tested on the new railway?

The whole structure shakes and the log is destroyed along the way.

3. What concept does the narrator come up with when formulating his ideas about death?

Sacred awe.

4. What does Zorba suggest the narrator will need to become completely free?

Folly.

5. For what action is Zorba trying to make up for by his actions in Chapter 18?

Spending all of the narrator's money in Candia.

Short Essay Answer Key

1. Describe the actions that follow after the widow enters the church at the Easter celebration.

Because the villagers blame the widow for Pavli's death, Manolakas leads a mob to the church when they discover that she is there. When she walks out of the church, the mob surrounds her and Mavrandoni blocks the door to keep her from going back in. The mob begins to throw stones at her, and several pull knives as well. Mavrandoni says it is his right to declare judgment and orders her to be killed. The narrator attempts to save her but trips on a rock. Zorba arrives and also attempts to save her. Momentarily, he does as he wrestles Manolakas away from her, but ultimately Mavrandoni cuts her head off.

2. After the widow's murder, what happens when Zorba and Manolakas meet near the widow's garden?

Manolakas challenges Zorba to a knife fight after having been beaten previously. Zorba tells him he will fight without weapons. Then the narrator intervenes and talks them down from fighting at all. They end up all drinking together.

3. What story does Zorba tell in Chapter 20 that supports the theme that appearance creates reality?

Zorba tells a story in which his grandfather takes a piece of wood, calls it part of the True Cross, and declares that it will protect the soldier to whom he gifts it from all harm in battle. The soldier then becomes a brave and invincible warrior simply because he believes that he has nothing to fear.

4. What does Madame Hortense actually think of Zorba?

Madame Hortense thinks Zorba will make a useful husband but does not think much of him above and beyond that role. She wishes also that he were as exciting and accomplished as her former lovers.

5. In Chapter 16, what did the sleeping workmen do who when they heard Zorba playing his Santuri?

They got up, circled around him and began dancing to the music he played.

6. In his third theory of religion, what does the bishop give as God's reason for sending religion to the masses?

He says that God sent religion as an act of mercy for the masses in order that they might experience living in "eternity." The bishop believes that only a few people on earth are able to live an eternity during their natural lives on earth.

7. What does the narrator state is the reason for Zaharia's death?

The narrator says that Zaharia has fulfilled his main passion and purpose and has therefore accomplished everything that life would ask of him, so he can die.

8. Why does Anagnosti say that Pavli is blessed?

Pavli commits suicide by drowning, and Anagnosti says that he is blessed because he is free from the object of his desire, the widow. Anagnosti claims that Pavli could not have lived happily with or without her because he had so much passion for her but now he is at peace.

9. As the narrator watches Zorba comfort Madame Hortense on her death bed with the others eagerly awaiting her death, what does he compare the scene to?

The narrator first compares the scene to a huge exotic bird with a broken wing that has fallen and is dying on the beach, with all of the villagers standing around watching for entertainment. Then he compares Madame Hortense to other animals as well, like an "old angora cat" and "a sick old seal."

10. What was Zaharia's inspiration for burning down the monastery?

He says he was acting on a mission assigned to him by Archangel Michael. He acted, however, based on the knowledge he received from Zorba.

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