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) The narrator.
(b) Madame Hortense.
(c) His "honest" wife.
(d) His immediate passions.

2. At the feast at Noussa's house, what does Zorba say happened after he gave the toast?
(a) An extravagant meal.
(b) A candle lighting ceremony.
(c) A concert.
(d) An orgy.

3. 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.

4. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?
(a) His long lost brother.
(b) His ex-wife.
(c) A young woman.
(d) His former best friend.

5. 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) Fought in a war.
(c) Been to Italy.
(d) Killed a woman.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does Zorba begin to feel restless and depressed while in Candia?

3. How did Zorba temporarily keep track of his sexual relationships?

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

5. What does the narrator request of Zorba when he remains in Candia for longer than expected?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. D
3. C
4. C
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Any sexual adventure.

2. Why does Zorba begin to feel restless and depressed while in Candia?

He realizes he's aging.

3. How did Zorba temporarily keep track of his sexual relationships?

He cut off a lock of each lover's hair.

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

Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.

5. What does the narrator request of Zorba when he remains in Candia for longer than expected?

He requests that he return immediately.

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