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

2. 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.

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

4. What does the narrator mostly do while Zorba works in the mine?
(a) He romances Madame Hortense.
(b) He swims in the ocean.
(c) He also works in the mine.
(d) He works on his writing.

5. How does Zorba live his life?
(a) He lives like every day is his last.
(b) He moves about suspecting that everyone wants to hurt him.
(c) He trusts that other people will show him how to live.
(d) He reads books that instruct him how to live.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does Zorba travel to town in Chapter 12?

3. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?

4. When the narrator meets an old man on the trail, where does the man ask if he's headed?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. B
3. B
4. D
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Buddha.

2. Why does Zorba travel to town in Chapter 12?

To buy supplies for the mine.

3. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?

His old friend and Karayannis.

4. When the narrator meets an old man on the trail, where does the man ask if he's headed?

The convent.

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

He takes a stroll through the countryside.

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