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 story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?
(a) The ancient civilization of Crete.
(b) A love story.
(c) The tale of his birth.
(d) Noah's Ark.

2. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?
(a) He wants to develop a cable system for transporting timber.
(b) He plans to blast a new entrance to the mine.
(c) He wants to build a ship so that he and his boss can sail around the world.
(d) He plans to marry Madame Hortense for her great wealth.

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

4. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?
(a) He does not personally believe in God but believes religion is essential to civilization.
(b) He believes in a higher power but not in religion.
(c) He is a Christian.
(d) He looks to Anagnosti for all of his religious questions and shares his beliefs.

5. With whom does Zorba begin a romance?
(a) Dame Hortense.
(b) A nun.
(c) A young widowed mother.
(d) A strange woman walking on the beach.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many places does Zorba set the dinner table for on their first night on Crete?

3. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. A
3. C
4. A
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

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

The village elder.

2. How many places does Zorba set the dinner table for on their first night on Crete?

3

3. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?

Canavaro.

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

It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.

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

The sexual organs.

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