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

2. How many places does Zorba set the dinner table for on their first night on Crete?
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

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

4. In a letter to his friend, what does the narrator say his friend inspired him to do?
(a) Go to university.
(b) Get married.
(c) Join a circus.
(d) Pursue a life of physical action.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?

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

3. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?

4. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?

5. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. C
3. D
4. D
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?

He says they are free to choose.

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

Fearfully.

3. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?

Dame Hortense.

4. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?

He does not personally believe in God but believes religion is essential to civilization.

5. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

The village elder.

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