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

2. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?
(a) The widow.
(b) Mining.
(c) Buddha.
(d) Zorba.

3. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?
(a) The narrator.
(b) Her parrot.
(c) Mavrandoni.
(d) Canavaro.

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

5. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?
(a) Cook a delicious soup.
(b) Never die.
(c) Play a musical instrument when happy.
(d) Never leave Crete.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator mostly do while Zorba works in the mine?

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

3. How does Zorba feel about women?

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. C
3. D
4. C
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What does the narrator mostly do while Zorba works in the mine?

He works on his writing.

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

He calls a lunch break.

3. How does Zorba feel about women?

He does not take them seriously but enjoys them physically.

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

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

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

The ruins of a Minoan city.

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