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. While Zorba and the narrator are in the shop, who runs past the window?
(a) A fellow miner.
(b) A paper boy.
(c) A juggler.
(d) A beautiful widow.

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

3. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?
(a) It was too big.
(b) It was strangely colored.
(c) It got in the way of his pottery.
(d) It hurt constantly.

4. What does Zorba indicate would be the worst thing the narrator could do to Anagnosti?
(a) Leave his celebration.
(b) Cast down his religion.
(c) Hire him at the mine.
(d) Kill his children.

5. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?
(a) A monk.
(b) Dame Hortense.
(c) A village elder.
(d) A young boy.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Although the narrator remains unnamed, what does Zorba call the narrator?

3. How does Zorba feel about women?

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

5. In a letter to his friend, what does the narrator say his friend inspired him to do?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
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. Although the narrator remains unnamed, what does Zorba call the narrator?

Boss.

3. How does Zorba feel about women?

He does not take them seriously but enjoys them physically.

4. 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.

5. In a letter to his friend, what does the narrator say his friend inspired him to do?

Pursue a life of physical action.

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