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

2. 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 children murdered.
(d) Seeing the orphans of a priest he killed.

3. In his story, what does Zorba's grandfather tell the old soldier about the piece of wood he gives him?
(a) He says it's a piece of wood from the house he was born in.
(b) He says it is anything he believes it to be.
(c) He says it's a piece of Noah's Ark.
(d) He says it's part of the True Cross.

4. Why does Zorba begin to feel restless and depressed while in Candia?
(a) He has fallen in love.
(b) He is going to be a father.
(c) He realizes he's aging.
(d) He has suddenly become afraid of mining.

5. 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 cut off a lock of each lover's hair.
(d) He asked his mother to remember his list of lovers.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. D
3. D
4. C
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

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

He requests that he return immediately.

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

She eloped with a soldier.

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

Any sexual adventure.

4. Who does Zorba meet while in Candia?

A young woman.

5. 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.

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