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. Why does Zorba begin to feel restless and depressed while in Candia?
(a) He is going to be a father.
(b) He has fallen in love.
(c) He has suddenly become afraid of mining.
(d) He realizes he's aging.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. Before going to bed the night before beginning work on the railway, what does the narrator ask Zorba if he's ever done?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. C
3. C
4. C
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.

2. 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?

It refuses to grow old.

3. 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.

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

She eloped with a soldier.

5. Before going to bed the night before beginning work on the railway, what does the narrator ask Zorba if he's ever done?

Fought in a war.

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