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) A baby is abandoned there.
(b) Five men suffocate to death.
(c) They find record amounts of lignite.
(d) It collapses.

2. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?
(a) Sexual.
(b) Competition.
(c) Communication.
(d) Entertainment.

3. When the narrator meets an old man on the trail, where does the man ask if he's headed?
(a) The pub.
(b) The river.
(c) The garden.
(d) The convent.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. With what does the narrator begin to equate Buddha?

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

4. About what does Zorba confront the miners?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. C
3. D
4. B
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

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

He takes a stroll through the countryside.

2. With what does the narrator begin to equate Buddha?

The Void and the end of civilization.

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

Fearfully.

4. About what does Zorba confront the miners?

Failing to get their picks before exiting.

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

He works on his writing.

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