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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. Who waits outside for Hortense to die in order to loot her belongings?
(a) The monks.
(b) The mob.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Dirge singers.

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

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

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

5. What good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?
(a) Candles that Madame Hortense has lit.
(b) A light breeze sweeping the fog away.
(c) White flowers blooming outside their window.
(d) Children singing in the streets.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who attempts to cheer Zorba up following the death of Hortense?

2. Who does Zorba claim was Hortense's greatest lover?

3. When he arrives in Candia, what news does the narrator receive?

4. Who publicly defends the accused and attempts to break up the mob which seeks justice for Pavli's death?

5. How does Zorba change his appearance while in Candia?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the monastery bishop's first theory on religion.

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

5. 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?

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

7. What evidence of artistic inspiration does the narrator find in the ruins of the old city? How does he feel when he sees it?

8. How are Zorba's final moments described?

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

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

Multiple Choice Answer Key

1. D
2. C
3. A
4. D
5. C

Short Answer Key

1. Who attempts to cheer Zorba up following the death of Hortense?

The festival-goers.

2. Who does Zorba claim was Hortense's greatest lover?

Zorba.

3. When he arrives in Candia, what news does the narrator receive?

His friend Stavridaki has died.

4. Who publicly defends the accused and attempts to break up the mob which seeks justice for Pavli's death?

The narrator.

5. How does Zorba change his appearance while in Candia?

He dyed his hair black.

Short Essay Answer Key

1. 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.

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. Describe the monastery bishop's first theory on religion.

He believes that the shape of a flower influences its color and its color then has an influence on its properties which in turn produce a specific effect on humans. He summarizes this theory with the belief that men should be careful when walking through fields of flowers because of the peculiar effects the flowers are having on them.

4. 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.

5. 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."

6. 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.

7. What evidence of artistic inspiration does the narrator find in the ruins of the old city? How does he feel when he sees it?

The narrator finds a partially finished jar carved from stone and a chisel on the ground nearby. This fills him with bitterness as he realizes the artistic inspiration has been defeated.

8. How are Zorba's final moments described?

Zorba dies howling and laughing like an animal.

9. 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.

10. 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.

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