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

2. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?
(a) Fear, love, and God.
(b) Fat and manure, work and good humor, and God.
(c) Sex, work, and fat.
(d) Love and kindness, manure and energy, and gluttony.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?

2. How does Zorba feel about women?

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

4. What happens to Zorba that he believes to be a terrible omen?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. B
3. B
4. D
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?

Canavaro.

2. How does Zorba feel about women?

He does not take them seriously but enjoys them physically.

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

He calls a lunch break.

4. What happens to Zorba that he believes to be a terrible omen?

A priest crosses his path.

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

Wars.

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