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. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?
(a) Play a musical instrument when happy.
(b) Cook a delicious soup.
(c) Never leave Crete.
(d) Never die.

2. What does the narrator begin doing late one restless night in Chapter 5?
(a) He makes a map of the mine.
(b) He takes a long walk on the beach.
(c) He begins the writing of his manuscript.
(d) He begins a romance with Madame Hortense.

3. The narrator warn Zorba that such passions may lead to the removal of what body part?
(a) The brain.
(b) The sexual organs.
(c) The ears.
(d) The achilles.

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

5. What is the great plan that Zorba reveals to the narrator in Chapter 6?
(a) He plans to blast a new entrance to the mine.
(b) He wants to develop a cable system for transporting timber.
(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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?

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

3. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?

4. How does Zorba live his life?

5. What body part is Zorba missing a part of?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. C
3. B
4. A
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?

It got in the way of his pottery.

2. 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.

3. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?

The tale of his birth.

4. How does Zorba live his life?

He lives like every day is his last.

5. What body part is Zorba missing a part of?

Finger.

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