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

2. When she dies, who brings the officials to inventory Madame Hortense's belongings?
(a) Mavrandoni.
(b) Manolakas.
(c) Anagnosti.
(d) Zorba.

3. For what do the villagers gather to watch in Chapter 20?
(a) A newborn baby is baptized.
(b) Zorba weds Madame Hortense.
(c) The narrator holds a celebration for the mine's reopening.
(d) Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.

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

5. Why does the narrator call a doctor on Easter?
(a) The widow has fallen from a cliff.
(b) Madame Hortense has grown very ill.
(c) The widow appears to be pregnant.
(d) Zorba has grown very ill.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what action does Zorba grow proud of the narrator?

2. Who does Zorba adopt when Hortense dies?

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

4. Who does Zorba say is having a sexual relationship with his student?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the narrator succeed in doing in Chapter 21 that Zorba could not?

3. When writing letters to Madame Hortense, what does the narrator have to do?

4. How did Zaharia appear when he was found dead?

5. Why does Anagnosti say that Pavli is blessed?

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

7. Why do you think the narrator's good friend, the soldier, is not named until his death?

8. What two major shifts happen to the narrator in Chapter 21? What major realization do these shifts spur in the narrator.

9. What does Madame Hortense actually think of Zorba?

10. Describe the incident that prompted the monastery icon's name to be changed from Our Lady of Mercy to Our Lady of Revenge.

Multiple Choice Answer Key

1. A
2. C
3. D
4. A
5. B

Short Answer Key

1. For what action does Zorba grow proud of the narrator?

The narrator finally pursues the widow.

2. Who does Zorba adopt when Hortense dies?

Dimitri.

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

Monks at the monastery.

4. Who does Zorba say is having a sexual relationship with his student?

Demetrios.

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

He has finished his Buddha Manuscript.

Short Essay Answer Key

1. 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.

2. What does the narrator succeed in doing in Chapter 21 that Zorba could not?

The narrator recognizes that Madame Hortense is seriously ill and takes care of her both mentally and physically. He mentally encourages her by reminding her of her wedding while physically bringing a doctor to attend to her. He uses Zorba's romantic speech tricks while conscientiously attending to her health as well. Zorba, on the other hand, is a successful romantic but not a responsible partner.

3. When writing letters to Madame Hortense, what does the narrator have to do?

The narrator must pretend he is Zorba. Therefore, he must take on Zorba's characteristics in his writings while looking for the best in Madame Hortense.

4. How did Zaharia appear when he was found dead?

He was found shaven bald and pierced with the spear of the Holy Virgin of Revenge.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Why do you think the narrator's good friend, the soldier, is not named until his death?

It may be to emphasize the theme of the importance of human interaction and companionship. Just as the narrator is gaining the realization that human connection is essential, his friend dies and his friend's name is revealed. His friend has also fulfilled his passion, which was to serve his country. His name is then symbolically mythologized when it appears in the story.

8. What two major shifts happen to the narrator in Chapter 21? What major realization do these shifts spur in the narrator.

The narrator finally sleeps with the widow, which Zorba has been encouraging him to do for some time. The narrator also finishes the Buddha Manuscript and with it, has the realization that he has exorcised the Buddha from himself. These two shifts make it clear to the narrator that "the soul is flesh as well," or in other words the actions of his body are just as important and spiritual as the meditating and thinking to which he is accustomed.

9. 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.

10. Describe the incident that prompted the monastery icon's name to be changed from Our Lady of Mercy to Our Lady of Revenge.

In ancient times Algerians raided and set fire to the monastery. When they passed by the statue, it is said that she came to life, leaped down, and began stabbing the warriors with her spear until she had killed them all.

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