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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Zorba ask the narrator to explain to him in Chapter 24?
(a) Death and why people die.
(b) The best techniques for extracting lignite from the mine.
(c) How to cook a good soup.
(d) The meaning of life.

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

4. For what action is Zorba trying to make up for by his actions in Chapter 18?
(a) Cheating the abbot.
(b) Spending all of the narrator's money in Candia.
(c) Proposing to Madame Hortense.
(d) All of the stealing he did as a young boy.

5. Who challenges Zorba to a knife fight near the widow's garden?
(a) Pavli's ghost.
(b) Manolakas.
(c) Mavrandoni.
(d) Dimitri.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes the Easter celebration to abruptly stop?

2. What does the narrator say about Hortense becoming a bride?

3. What does Zorba learn when he awakens from a dream in Chapter 23?

4. Who does Zaharia say inspired his mission?

5. Before going to bed the night before beginning work on the railway, what does the narrator ask Zorba if he's ever done?

Multiple Choice Answer Key

1. D
2. A
3. D
4. B
5. B
    

Short Answer Key

1. What causes the Easter celebration to abruptly stop?

The widow enters the church.

2. What does the narrator say about Hortense becoming a bride?

It takes away from her allure as a widow.

3. What does Zorba learn when he awakens from a dream in Chapter 23?

Madame Hortense is dying.

4. Who does Zaharia say inspired his mission?

Archangel Michael.

5. Before going to bed the night before beginning work on the railway, what does the narrator ask Zorba if he's ever done?

Fought in a war.

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