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 mostly do while Zorba works in the mine?
(a) He works on his writing.
(b) He swims in the ocean.
(c) He also works in the mine.
(d) He romances Madame Hortense.

2. What does the narrator come across while walking on the mountain path?
(a) The ruins of a Minoan city.
(b) A human skeleton.
(c) An ancient inscribed tablet.
(d) A cave.

3. How does Zorba describe God?
(a) He describes him as peaceful and quiet.
(b) He describes him as "ether."
(c) He describes him as a crazier and wilder version of himself.
(d) He likens him to the mine.

4. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?
(a) Fat and manure, work and good humor, and God.
(b) Sex, work, and fat.
(c) Love and kindness, manure and energy, and gluttony.
(d) Fear, love, and God.

5. What does the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?
(a) It is worthless and does not relate to the true human experience.
(b) It should be banned and removed from all libraries.
(c) It is a foundational part of his sophisticated world view.
(d) It helped him get through his youth but is of little value now.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?

3. How does Zorba feel about women?

4. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?

5. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. A
3. C
4. A
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Buddha.

2. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?

Wars.

3. How does Zorba feel about women?

He does not take them seriously but enjoys them physically.

4. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?

His old friend and Karayannis.

5. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

Dante.

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