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) He marries her and is with her for several years.
(c) She dies in childbirth.
(d) She dies when Zorba sets her village on fire.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. A
3. D
4. A
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. 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.

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

Sophinka and Noussa.

3. 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.

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

Any sexual adventure.

5. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

A young woman.

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