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. Although the narrator remains unnamed, what does Zorba call the narrator?
(a) Boss.
(b) Captain.
(c) Bro.
(d) Sir.

2. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Dante.
(c) Virgil.
(d) The Bible.

3. What does the narrator do on his first morning in Crete?
(a) He goes to the market.
(b) He reads the Bible.
(c) He takes a stroll through the countryside.
(d) He discusses his plans for the mine with Zorba.

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

5. What is the ultimate physical experience for Zorba?
(a) Mining.
(b) Sex.
(c) Going to war.
(d) Playing a musical instrument.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Zorba suggest that the narrator should burn his library?

2. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?

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

4. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?

5. What does Zorba indicate would be the worst thing the narrator could do to Anagnosti?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. B
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Why does Zorba suggest that the narrator should burn his library?

Because his books don't celebrate nature enough.

2. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?

The widow.

3. 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.

4. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?

He cut part of his finger off because it got in the way of his pottery.

5. What does Zorba indicate would be the worst thing the narrator could do to Anagnosti?

Cast down his religion.

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