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

2. What does the narrator do on his first morning in Crete?
(a) He goes to the market.
(b) He takes a stroll through the countryside.
(c) He discusses his plans for the mine with Zorba.
(d) He reads the Bible.

3. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?
(a) The Bible.
(b) Virgil.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Dante.

4. Why does Zorba travel to town in Chapter 12?
(a) To buy supplies for the mine.
(b) To hire a prostitute.
(c) To buy Madame Hortense many fine gifts.
(d) To find a new job.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When the narrator meets an old man on the trail, where does the man ask if he's headed?

2. Who were Madame Hortense's four great loves?

3. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?

4. While Zorba is away, who invites the narrator to visit Africa?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. B
3. D
4. A
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. When the narrator meets an old man on the trail, where does the man ask if he's headed?

The convent.

2. Who were Madame Hortense's four great loves?

Four admirals from England, France, Italy, Russia.

3. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?

Canavaro.

4. While Zorba is away, who invites the narrator to visit Africa?

Karayannis.

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

Wars.

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