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

2. About what does Zorba confront the miners?
(a) Taking long lunch breaks.
(b) Failing to get their picks before exiting.
(c) Not following the proper safety procedures.
(d) Leaving lanterns lit inside.

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

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

5. 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 causes storms.
(d) It draws a warring army.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?

4. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?

5. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

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

The ruins of a Minoan city.

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

Wars.

3. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?

Never die.

4. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?

He says they are free to choose.

5. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?

Fat and manure, work and good humor, and God.

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