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

2. What good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?
(a) Candles that Madame Hortense has lit.
(b) A light breeze sweeping the fog away.
(c) Children singing in the streets.
(d) White flowers blooming outside their window.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

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

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. D
3. D
4. D
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Seeing the orphans of a priest he killed.

2. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

A young woman.

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

Sophinka and Noussa.

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

An orgy.

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

Any sexual adventure.

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