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 is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?
(a) It offers instruction on running a mine.
(b) It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.
(c) It makes an example of the inefficiency of bookworms.
(d) It exhibits the excellence of true love.

2. 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.

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

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

5. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?
(a) He says that clothing that doesn't fit correctly restricts freedom.
(b) He says that sexual thoughts can keep a person from being productive.
(c) He says that the need to have children keeps people from living full lives.
(d) He says that being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.

Short Answer Questions

1. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?

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

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

4. How many places does Zorba set the dinner table for on their first night on Crete?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. D
3. C
4. D
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?

The tale of his birth.

2. 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.

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

Cast down his religion.

4. How many places does Zorba set the dinner table for on their first night on Crete?

3

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

God.

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