Zorba the Greek Quiz | Lesson Plans One Week Quiz A

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One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 20.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Zorba begin to feel restless and depressed while in Candia?
(a) He is going to be a father.
(b) He has suddenly become afraid of mining.
(c) He realizes he's aging.
(d) He has fallen in love.

2. In a letter to the narrator, Zorba indicates that he has a devil living inside of him who is like Zorba in every way except what?
(a) It loves philosophy.
(b) It does not like romance.
(c) It has warts.
(d) It refuses to grow old.

3. 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 part of the True Cross.
(c) He says it's a piece of Noah's Ark.
(d) He says it is anything he believes it to be.

4. At the feast at Noussa's house, what does Zorba say happened after he gave the toast?
(a) An extravagant meal.
(b) A candle lighting ceremony.
(c) A concert.
(d) An orgy.

5. Under what conditions does Zorba say that Noussa left him?
(a) She mysteriously vanished.
(b) She committed suicide.
(c) She went back to her home village to care for her sick mother.
(d) She eloped with a soldier.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the names of Zorba's two "half-honest" lovers?

2. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?

3. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?

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

5. What does the narrator request of Zorba when he remains in Candia for longer than expected?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. D
3. B
4. D
5. D
    

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What are the names of Zorba's two "half-honest" lovers?

Sophinka and Noussa.

2. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?

Once honestly and twice half-honestly.

3. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?

She dies when Zorba sets her village on fire.

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

Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.

5. What does the narrator request of Zorba when he remains in Candia for longer than expected?

He requests that he return immediately.

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