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 reports that a widow has lost her sheep and is offering a reward for it?
(a) Zorba.
(b) Manolakus.
(c) Mimiko.
(d) Anagnosti.

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

3. 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.

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

5. With whom does Zorba begin a romance?
(a) A strange woman walking on the beach.
(b) A young widowed mother.
(c) A nun.
(d) Dame Hortense.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Zorba suggest that the narrator should burn his library?

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

3. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. A
3. B
4. B
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Why does Zorba suggest that the narrator should burn his library?

Because his books don't celebrate nature enough.

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

Fearfully.

3. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?

Wars and revolutions.

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

Finger.

5. 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.

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