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

2. What happens at the celebration in Chapter 5?
(a) The eating of elaborate cakes.
(b) Several marriage ceremonies.
(c) The castration of pigs.
(d) The slaughter of sheep.

3. Although the narrator remains unnamed, what does Zorba call the narrator?
(a) Bro.
(b) Sir.
(c) Boss.
(d) Captain.

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

5. Who does Zorba suggest that the narrator romantically pursue?
(a) The widow.
(b) Noussa.
(c) Madame Hortense.
(d) The long lost love of his life.

Short Answer Questions

1. While Zorba and the narrator are in the shop, who runs past the window?

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

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

4. In which category does Zorba think his boss strives for with his food?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. C
3. C
4. C
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. While Zorba and the narrator are in the shop, who runs past the window?

A beautiful widow.

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

Cast down his religion.

3. 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.

4. In which category does Zorba think his boss strives for with his food?

God.

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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