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

2. What are the names of Zorba's two "half-honest" lovers?
(a) Sophia and Cecilia.
(b) Sophinka and Noussa.
(c) Alexandra and Diana.
(d) Madame Hortense and Anagnosti.

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

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

5. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?
(a) His ex-wife.
(b) His long lost brother.
(c) His former best friend.
(d) A young woman.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Lola refer to Zorba?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. B
3. B
4. A
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. 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.

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

Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.

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

He realizes he's aging.

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

Seeing the orphans of a priest he killed.

5. How does Lola refer to Zorba?

Grandad.

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