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

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

3. What happens to Zorba that he believes to be a terrible omen?
(a) A priest crosses his path.
(b) He loses his job at the mine.
(c) He grows interested in philosophy.
(d) He falls in love with a woman.

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

5. Who were Madame Hortense's four great loves?
(a) Four chefs from Italy, France, Spain, and Poland.
(b) Four thieves from Crete.
(c) Two pilots from America and two from Germany.
(d) Four admirals from England, France, Italy, Russia.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?

2. What does the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?

3. What does the narrator's manuscript become for him?

4. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?

5. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. C
3. A
4. C
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?

He says they are free to choose.

2. What does the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?

It is worthless and does not relate to the true human experience.

3. What does the narrator's manuscript become for him?

A war-like attempt to completely remove the prophet from his soul.

4. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?

Fat and manure, work and good humor, and God.

5. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?

He calls a lunch break.

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