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 supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?
(a) It cries tears of blood.
(b) It bleeds from a chiseled wound.
(c) It draws a warring army.
(d) It causes storms.

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

3. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?
(a) He calls a lunch break.
(b) He fires several miners.
(c) He fires Zorba.
(d) He leaves the mine without speaking.

4. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?
(a) The monks.
(b) The local baker.
(c) The pharmacist.
(d) The village elder.

5. What does the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?
(a) It helped him get through his youth but is of little value now.
(b) It is a foundational part of his sophisticated world view.
(c) It should be banned and removed from all libraries.
(d) It is worthless and does not relate to the true human experience.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. About what does Zorba confront the miners?

3. How does Zorba feel about women?

4. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. C
3. A
4. D
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Buddha.

2. About what does Zorba confront the miners?

Failing to get their picks before exiting.

3. How does Zorba feel about women?

He does not take them seriously but enjoys them physically.

4. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?

Wars.

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

The ruins of a Minoan city.

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