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. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?
(a) He says they are free to choose.
(b) He says they are ungrateful.
(c) He calls Madame Hortense mean names.
(d) He says that he thinks they must be very hungry.

2. Why does Zorba tell the narrator not to preach equality of the sexes?
(a) He says that the people of Crete believe in equality of the sexes already.
(b) He says it is all lies anyway.
(c) He says it will disrupt the island's way of life without offering solutions for making it better.
(d) He says that Anagnosti will kill him if he does.

3. What happens at the celebration in Chapter 5?
(a) The slaughter of sheep.
(b) Several marriage ceremonies.
(c) The eating of elaborate cakes.
(d) The castration of pigs.

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

5. What does the narrator begin doing late one restless night in Chapter 5?
(a) He begins a romance with Madame Hortense.
(b) He begins the writing of his manuscript.
(c) He takes a long walk on the beach.
(d) He makes a map of the mine.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?

2. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?

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

4. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. C
3. D
4. A
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?

Communication.

2. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?

It got in the way of his pottery.

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

Fearfully.

4. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?

It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.

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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