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

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

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

4. What does Zorba say prompted him to quit the army?
(a) Seeing the orphans of a priest he killed.
(b) Being trapped in a trench with dead bodies.
(c) seeing children murdered.
(d) Torching a village.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?

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

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

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. B
3. B
4. A
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?

Once honestly and twice half-honestly.

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

He requests that he return immediately.

3. 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.

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

Sophinka and Noussa.

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

Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.

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