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 exhibits the excellence of true love.
(b) It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.
(c) It offers instruction on running a mine.
(d) It makes an example of the inefficiency of bookworms.

2. In which category does Zorba think his boss strives for with his food?
(a) Fat and manure.
(b) God.
(c) Love and kindness.
(d) Work.

3. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?
(a) It hurt constantly.
(b) It was too big.
(c) It was strangely colored.
(d) It got in the way of his pottery.

4. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?
(a) A young boy.
(b) Dame Hortense.
(c) A monk.
(d) A village elder.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Zorba feel about women?

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

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

5. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. B
3. D
4. B
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

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

Communication.

2. How does Zorba feel about women?

He does not take them seriously but enjoys them physically.

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

Fearfully.

4. 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.

5. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?

Canavaro.

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