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 good omen marks the narrator and Zorba's morning on the day work is to begin on the railway?
(a) A light breeze sweeping the fog away.
(b) Candles that Madame Hortense has lit.
(c) Children singing in the streets.
(d) White flowers blooming outside their window.

2. 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) Four times.
(c) Three times.
(d) Once honestly and twice half-honestly.

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

4. 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) He marries her and is with her for several years.
(d) She dies in childbirth.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. D
3. C
4. A
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

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

She eloped with a soldier.

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

He requests that he return immediately.

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

Zorba celebrates the beginning of the railway construction.

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

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

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

His immediate passions.

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