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. 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 part of the True Cross.
(b) He says it is anything he believes it to be.
(c) He says it's a piece of Noah's Ark.
(d) He says it's a piece of wood from the house he was born in.

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 does not like romance.
(b) It has warts.
(c) It refuses to grow old.
(d) It loves philosophy.

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

4. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?
(a) Three times.
(b) Twice honestly and once half-honestly.
(c) Once honestly and twice half-honestly.
(d) Four times.

5. In Chapter 13, Zorba demonstrates his dedication to what?
(a) His immediate passions.
(b) His "honest" wife.
(c) Madame Hortense.
(d) The narrator.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Zorba begin to feel restless and depressed while in Candia?

2. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

3. How does Lola refer to Zorba?

4. What good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. C
3. A
4. C
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Why does Zorba begin to feel restless and depressed while in Candia?

He realizes he's aging.

2. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

A young woman.

3. How does Lola refer to Zorba?

Grandad.

4. What good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?

White flowers blooming outside their window.

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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