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. How does Zorba feel about women?
(a) He does not take them seriously but enjoys them physically.
(b) He doesn't speak to them but looks constantly for a wife.
(c) He feels closer to them than he does to men.
(d) He believes they are intellectually superior to men.

2. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?
(a) The village elder.
(b) The local baker.
(c) The pharmacist.
(d) The monks.

3. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?
(a) Rape and thievery.
(b) Feasts and birthdays.
(c) Wars and revolutions.
(d) Carnivals and circuses.

4. What body part is Zorba missing a part of?
(a) Ear.
(b) Arm.
(c) Finger.
(d) Toe.

5. While Zorba and the narrator are in the shop, who runs past the window?
(a) A juggler.
(b) A fellow miner.
(c) A paper boy.
(d) A beautiful widow.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Zorba indicate would be the worst thing the narrator could do to Anagnosti?

2. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?

3. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. A
3. C
4. C
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What does Zorba indicate would be the worst thing the narrator could do to Anagnosti?

Cast down his religion.

2. What does Zorba consider the act of dancing to be?

Communication.

3. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?

He says that being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.

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

Fearfully.

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