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) Killed a woman.
(b) Fought in a war.
(c) Fathered a child.
(d) Been to Italy.

2. How did Zorba temporarily keep track of his sexual relationships?
(a) He carved notches in the side of a boat.
(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 cut off a lock of each lover's hair.

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

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

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

3. In Chapter 13, Zorba demonstrates his dedication to what?

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. D
3. D
4. D
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. 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.

2. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

A young woman.

3. In Chapter 13, Zorba demonstrates his dedication to what?

His immediate passions.

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

Seeing the orphans of a priest he killed.

5. 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.

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