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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?
(a) He has finished his Buddha Manuscript.
(b) Mining is all that he cares about now.
(c) His sexual relationship is more fulfilling that meditation.
(d) He has become engrossed with the physical world.

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

3. What is the narrator's topic of conversation with the Mother Superior?
(a) Blood.
(b) Eternity.
(c) The Martyred Virgin.
(d) The cross.

4. What does the narrator say about Hortense becoming a bride?
(a) It takes away from her allure as a widow.
(b) It makes her more respectable.
(c) It is likely to have a negative impact on business.
(d) It makes her glow.

5. Who does Zorba say is having a sexual relationship with his student?
(a) Buddha.
(b) Demetrios.
(c) Gavrili.
(d) Zaharia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What startles the narrator from his sleep at the monastery?

2. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?

3. For what do the villagers gather to watch in Chapter 20?

4. What miracle do the monks come down from the mountain to share?

5. Why does Zorba refuse to sleep with Madame Hortense in Chapter 19?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

1. A
2. A
3. B
4. A
5. B

Short Answer Key

1. What startles the narrator from his sleep at the monastery?

A gun shot.

2. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?

It bleeds from a chiseled wound.

3. For what do the villagers gather to watch in Chapter 20?

Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.

4. What miracle do the monks come down from the mountain to share?

The Holy Virgin of Revenge has killed Zaharia.

5. Why does Zorba refuse to sleep with Madame Hortense in Chapter 19?

It is lent.

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