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

2. 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) He marries her and is with her for several years.
(c) She dies in childbirth.
(d) She runs away to live in a distant village.

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

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

5. For what do the villagers gather to watch in Chapter 20?
(a) Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.
(b) Zorba weds Madame Hortense.
(c) The narrator holds a celebration for the mine's reopening.
(d) A newborn baby is baptized.

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

3. At the feast at Noussa's house, what does Zorba say happened after he gave the toast?

4. Under what conditions does Zorba say that Noussa left him?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. A
3. D
4. D
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. What does Zorba mean when he describes being married "dishonestly"?

Any sexual adventure.

3. At the feast at Noussa's house, what does Zorba say happened after he gave the toast?

An orgy.

4. Under what conditions does Zorba say that Noussa left him?

She eloped with a soldier.

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

Sophinka and Noussa.

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