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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. In Chapter 16,what type of power does the narrator attempt to describe?
(a) The power of the mind concentrated on one thing.
(b) The power of the human body.
(c) The power of a sexual relationship.
(d) The power of the rail system.

2. When the narrator meets an old man on the trail, where does the man ask if he's headed?
(a) The pub.
(b) The garden.
(c) The convent.
(d) The river.

3. What does the narrator come across while walking on the mountain path?
(a) The ruins of a Minoan city.
(b) An ancient inscribed tablet.
(c) A human skeleton.
(d) A cave.

4. Whose death is sought after to avenge Pavli's death?
(a) Madame Hortense.
(b) The widow.
(c) Anagnosti.
(d) Mimiko.

5. Who does Zorba adopt when Hortense dies?
(a) Hortense's daughter.
(b) Pavli.
(c) Dimitri.
(d) Hortense's parrot.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?

2. Who mocks the bishop's theories?

3. What causes Zorba to become infuriated after Hortense's death?

4. The narrator disagrees with the way the old man on the mountain trail does what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what happened while Zorba was at war that changed his mind about judging a person based on nationality.

2. What does Zorba say about the act of crying when Madame Hortense dies?

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

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

5. Why does Anagnosti say that Pavli is blessed?

6. What does Madame Hortense actually think of Zorba?

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

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

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

10. How does the narrator describe eternity in Chapter 15?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

1. A
2. C
3. A
4. B
5. C

Short Answer Key

1. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?

Buddha.

2. Who mocks the bishop's theories?

Zorba.

3. What causes Zorba to become infuriated after Hortense's death?

The narrator does not have the answers to his questions.

4. The narrator disagrees with the way the old man on the mountain trail does what?

The old man does not treat his wife as an equal.

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

The festival-goers.

Short Essay Answer Key

1. Describe what happened while Zorba was at war that changed his mind about judging a person based on nationality.

While at war, Zorba murdered a Bulgarian priest who had been invading Greek villages and killing Greeks. Later, when Zorba sees the orphans of the priest, he realizes that nationality doesn't matter. Rather, "good" and "bad" are the only important classifications to consider.

2. What does Zorba say about the act of crying when Madame Hortense dies?

He says that he isn't ashamed to cry in front of men because of the unity they share. He says that crying in front of women is different because it is a man's job to prove his courage when before women.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. How does the narrator describe eternity in Chapter 15?

He describes it as being each minute that passes.

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