Zorba the Greek Quiz | 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. What does the narrator request of Zorba when he remains in Candia for longer than expected?
(a) He asks that he never return.
(b) He asks that he bring food when he returns.
(c) He requests that he return immediately.
(d) He requests that he double the supplies purchase.

2. How did Zorba temporarily keep track of his sexual relationships?
(a) He cut off a lock of each lover's hair.
(b) He asked his mother to remember his list of lovers.
(c) He carved notches in the side of a boat.
(d) He recorded the names of the women in a small book.

3. How does Lola refer to Zorba?
(a) Uncle.
(b) Daddy.
(c) Son.
(d) Grandad.

4. What good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?
(a) Candles that Madame Hortense has lit.
(b) White flowers blooming outside their window.
(c) Children singing in the streets.
(d) A light breeze sweeping the fog away.

5. Before going to bed the night before beginning work on the railway, what does the narrator ask Zorba if he's ever done?
(a) Fathered a child.
(b) Killed a woman.
(c) Been to Italy.
(d) Fought in a war.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Zorba say prompted him to quit the army?

2. In his story, what does Zorba's grandfather tell the old soldier about the piece of wood he gives him?

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

4. What does Zorba mean when he describes being married "dishonestly"?

5. In Chapter 13, Zorba demonstrates his dedication to what?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. A
3. D
4. B
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What does Zorba say prompted him to quit the army?

Seeing the orphans of a priest he killed.

2. In his story, what does Zorba's grandfather tell the old soldier about the piece of wood he gives him?

He says it's part of the True Cross.

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

Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.

4. What does Zorba mean when he describes being married "dishonestly"?

Any sexual adventure.

5. In Chapter 13, Zorba demonstrates his dedication to what?

His immediate passions.

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