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

2. After rescuing Zorba from being captured, what happens to the widow in his war story?
(a) She dies when Zorba sets her village on fire.
(b) She runs away to live in a distant village.
(c) She dies in childbirth.
(d) He marries her and is with her for several years.

3. What does the narrator request of Zorba when he remains in Candia for longer than expected?
(a) He asks that he bring food when he returns.
(b) He requests that he return immediately.
(c) He requests that he double the supplies purchase.
(d) He asks that he never return.

4. 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?
(a) It does not like romance.
(b) It has warts.
(c) It loves philosophy.
(d) It refuses to grow old.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Under what conditions does Zorba say that Noussa left him?

2. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

3. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. A
3. B
4. D
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Under what conditions does Zorba say that Noussa left him?

She eloped with a soldier.

2. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

A young woman.

3. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?

Once honestly and twice half-honestly.

4. 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.

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

He realizes he's aging.

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