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. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?
(a) He fires Zorba.
(b) He calls a lunch break.
(c) He leaves the mine without speaking.
(d) He fires several miners.

2. What does the narrator's manuscript become for him?
(a) A blueprint for redesigning the mine.
(b) A war-like attempt to completely remove the prophet from his soul.
(c) A meditation on finding true peace.
(d) A guideline for feeling comfortable in the Void.

3. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?
(a) Canavaro.
(b) Her parrot.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Mavrandoni.

4. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?
(a) His old friend and Karayannis.
(b) Karayannis and his father.
(c) Karayannis and Zorba.
(d) His mother and his old friend.

5. How does Zorba live his life?
(a) He moves about suspecting that everyone wants to hurt him.
(b) He reads books that instruct him how to live.
(c) He lives like every day is his last.
(d) He trusts that other people will show him how to live.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

2. Why does Zorba watch the widow's home?

3. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?

4. What happens at the mine in Chapter 9?

5. With what does the narrator begin to equate Buddha?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. B
3. A
4. A
5. C
    

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

The village elder.

2. Why does Zorba watch the widow's home?

He wants to make sure she is not going to bed alone.

3. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?

Fearfully.

4. What happens at the mine in Chapter 9?

It collapses.

5. With what does the narrator begin to equate Buddha?

The Void and the end of civilization.

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