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

2. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?
(a) Three times.
(b) Twice honestly and once half-honestly.
(c) Once honestly and twice half-honestly.
(d) Four times.

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

4. Under what conditions does Zorba say that Noussa left him?
(a) She went back to her home village to care for her sick mother.
(b) She committed suicide.
(c) She mysteriously vanished.
(d) She eloped with a soldier.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

2. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?

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

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. C
3. C
4. D
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

A young woman.

2. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?

She dies when Zorba sets her village on fire.

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

Seeing the orphans of a priest he killed.

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

An orgy.

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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