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

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

3. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?
(a) Sex, work, and fat.
(b) Fear, love, and God.
(c) Love and kindness, manure and energy, and gluttony.
(d) Fat and manure, work and good humor, and God.

4. What is the ultimate physical experience for Zorba?
(a) Playing a musical instrument.
(b) Mining.
(c) Going to war.
(d) Sex.

5. 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 that he thinks they must be very hungry.
(c) He says they are ungrateful.
(d) He calls Madame Hortense mean names.

Short Answer Questions

1. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?

2. With whom does Zorba begin a romance?

3. Why does Zorba tell the narrator not to preach equality of the sexes?

4. Who were Madame Hortense's four great loves?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. C
3. D
4. D
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?

He cut part of his finger off because it got in the way of his pottery.

2. With whom does Zorba begin a romance?

Dame Hortense.

3. Why does Zorba tell the narrator not to preach equality of the sexes?

He says it will disrupt the island's way of life without offering solutions for making it better.

4. Who were Madame Hortense's four great loves?

Four admirals from England, France, Italy, Russia.

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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