Zorba the Greek Test | Final Test - Medium

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 156 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?
(a) It cries tears of blood.
(b) It bleeds from a chiseled wound.
(c) It causes storms.
(d) It draws a warring army.

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

3. What does the narrator inherit from Zorba?
(a) A green stone.
(b) The santuri.
(c) All of Zorba's belongings.
(d) All of Hortense's belongings.

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

5. In his story, what does Zorba's grandfather tell the old soldier about the piece of wood he gives him?
(a) He says it's a piece of wood from the house he was born in.
(b) He says it's a piece of Noah's Ark.
(c) He says it is anything he believes it to be.
(d) He says it's part of the True Cross.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who waits outside for Hortense to die in order to loot her belongings?

3. How does the narrator respond to the bishop's theories on religion?

4. Whose death is sought after to avenge Pavli's death?

5. On what activity does the narrator try to instruct Zorba in Chapter 16?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the irony of Zorba comparing himself to Zeus in Chapter 19?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Zorba say about women when the narrator reveals that he has proposed to Madame Hortense on his behalf?

10. 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?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

1. B
2. B
3. B
4. B
5. D

Short Answer Key

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

To be married immediately.

2. Who waits outside for Hortense to die in order to loot her belongings?

Dirge singers.

3. How does the narrator respond to the bishop's theories on religion?

"Those theories may save many souls."

4. Whose death is sought after to avenge Pavli's death?

The widow.

5. On what activity does the narrator try to instruct Zorba in Chapter 16?

Meditation.

Short Essay Answer Key

1. 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.

2. What is the irony of Zorba comparing himself to Zeus in Chapter 19?

Zorba says that he is like Zeus in that he sacrifices his own self in order to bring women happiness. This is ironic because Zeus is traditionally considered to be lecherous towards women.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. What does Zorba say about women when the narrator reveals that he has proposed to Madame Hortense on his behalf?

Zorba says that women are delicate creatures and are unable to handle such jokes.

10. 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."

This section contains 775 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Copyrights
BookRags
Zorba the Greek from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.