Zorba the Greek Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?
(a) He cut part of his ear off because it was larger than the other.
(b) He cut part of his finger off because it got in the way of his pottery.
(c) He carried everyone's bags onto the ship.
(d) He brutally killed hundreds of people in the revolution.

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

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

5. How does Zorba feel about women?
(a) He does not take them seriously but enjoys them physically.
(b) He doesn't speak to them but looks constantly for a wife.
(c) He feels closer to them than he does to men.
(d) He believes they are intellectually superior to men.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does Zorba tell the narrator not to preach equality of the sexes?

3. What body part is Zorba missing a part of?

4. The narrator warn Zorba that such passions may lead to the removal of what body part?

5. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. C
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Fearfully.

2. Why does Zorba tell the narrator not to preach equality of the sexes?

He says it will disrupt the island's way of life without offering solutions for making it better.

3. What body part is Zorba missing a part of?

Finger.

4. The narrator warn Zorba that such passions may lead to the removal of what body part?

The sexual organs.

5. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?

He says that being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.

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