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. Before going to bed the night before beginning work on the railway, what does the narrator ask Zorba if he's ever done?
(a) Fathered a child.
(b) Been to Italy.
(c) Fought in a war.
(d) Killed a woman.

2. In his story, what does Zorba's grandfather tell the old soldier about the piece of wood he gives him?
(a) He says it is anything he believes it to be.
(b) He says it's a piece of Noah's Ark.
(c) He says it's a piece of wood from the house he was born in.
(d) He says it's part of the True Cross.

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

4. How did Zorba temporarily keep track of his sexual relationships?
(a) He asked his mother to remember his list of lovers.
(b) He cut off a lock of each lover's hair.
(c) He recorded the names of the women in a small book.
(d) He carved notches in the side of a boat.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

3. How does Lola refer to Zorba?

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. D
3. D
4. B
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Sophinka and Noussa.

2. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

A young woman.

3. How does Lola refer to Zorba?

Grandad.

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

Any sexual adventure.

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

An orgy.

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