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 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 refuses to grow old.
(d) It has warts.

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

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

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

5. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?
(a) She dies when Zorba sets her village on fire.
(b) She runs away to live in a distant village.
(c) He marries her and is with her for several years.
(d) She dies in childbirth.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. C
3. A
4. B
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. 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.

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

His immediate passions.

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

Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.

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

Seeing the orphans of a priest he killed.

5. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

A young woman.

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