Zorba the Greek Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With what does the narrator begin to equate Buddha?
(a) The onset of true peace.
(b) The Void and the end of civilization.
(c) A new, evolved civilization.
(d) Successful mining operations.

2. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?
(a) He says they are free to choose.
(b) He calls Madame Hortense mean names.
(c) He says they are ungrateful.
(d) He says that he thinks they must be very hungry.

3. How many places does Zorba set the dinner table for on their first night on Crete?
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 4
(d) 3

4. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?
(a) The pharmacist.
(b) The monks.
(c) The village elder.
(d) The local baker.

5. What happens at the mine in Chapter 9?
(a) A baby is abandoned there.
(b) They find record amounts of lignite.
(c) Five men suffocate to death.
(d) It collapses.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator mostly do while Zorba works in the mine?

2. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?

3. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?

4. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?

5. What happens to Zorba that he believes to be a terrible omen?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. A
3. D
4. C
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What does the narrator mostly do while Zorba works in the mine?

He works on his writing.

2. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?

It bleeds from a chiseled wound.

3. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?

Never die.

4. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?

Buddha.

5. What happens to Zorba that he believes to be a terrible omen?

A priest crosses his path.

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