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. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?
(a) Baudrillard.
(b) Nowacka.
(c) Johnson.
(d) Canavaro.

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

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

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

5. 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 helped him get through his youth but is of little value now.
(c) It is worthless and does not relate to the true human experience.
(d) It should be banned and removed from all libraries.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Zorba live his life?

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

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

4. The narrator disagrees with the way the old man on the mountain trail does what?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. D
3. D
4. D
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. How does Zorba live his life?

He lives like every day is his last.

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

Dante.

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

The village elder.

4. The narrator disagrees with the way the old man on the mountain trail does what?

The old man does not treat his wife as an equal.

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

It bleeds from a chiseled wound.

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