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 happens at the mine in Chapter 9?
(a) Five men suffocate to death.
(b) It collapses.
(c) They find record amounts of lignite.
(d) A baby is abandoned there.

2. What is the narrator's topic of conversation with the Mother Superior?
(a) Blood.
(b) Eternity.
(c) The Martyred Virgin.
(d) The cross.

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

4. How many places does Zorba set the dinner table for on their first night on Crete?
(a) 3
(b) 2
(c) 4
(d) 1

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator do on his first morning in Crete?

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

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

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. B
3. B
4. A
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What does the narrator do on his first morning in Crete?

He takes a stroll through the countryside.

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

It bleeds from a chiseled wound.

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

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

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

Fearfully.

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

He says they are free to choose.

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