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

2. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?
(a) He says that he thinks they must be very hungry.
(b) He says they are free to choose.
(c) He calls Madame Hortense mean names.
(d) He says they are ungrateful.

3. The narrator disagrees with the way the old man on the mountain trail does what?
(a) The old man does not treat his wife as an equal.
(b) The old man insists that it's sinful to mark one's preference for certain foods.
(c) The old man smokes too many cigarettes.
(d) The old man talks too much.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. About what does Zorba confront the miners?

3. What does the narrator come across while walking on the mountain path?

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

5. Why does Zorba travel to town in Chapter 12?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. B
3. A
4. B
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. About what does Zorba confront the miners?

Failing to get their picks before exiting.

3. What does the narrator come across while walking on the mountain path?

The ruins of a Minoan city.

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

Buddha.

5. Why does Zorba travel to town in Chapter 12?

To buy supplies for the mine.

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