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

2. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?
(a) Joyfully.
(b) With ridicule.
(c) Fearfully.
(d) With hatred.

3. 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 says that he thinks they must be very hungry.
(d) He calls Madame Hortense mean names.

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

5. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?
(a) Nowacka.
(b) Canavaro.
(c) Johnson.
(d) Baudrillard.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Zorba suggest that a man best get to know the world?

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

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

4. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. C
3. A
4. B
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. How does Zorba suggest that a man best get to know the world?

He suggests that a man spend some time being savage and sinful.

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

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

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. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

Dante.

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

It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.

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