Zorba the Greek Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 22.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator do on his first morning in Crete?
(a) He discusses his plans for the mine with Zorba.
(b) He takes a stroll through the countryside.
(c) He reads the Bible.
(d) He goes to the market.

2. Who does the narrator receive letters from in Chapter 12?
(a) Karayannis and his father.
(b) His mother and his old friend.
(c) Karayannis and Zorba.
(d) His old friend and Karayannis.

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

4. What does Madame Hortense want from Zorba in Chapter 19?
(a) To support her.
(b) To be married immediately.
(c) To build them a new house.
(d) To impregnate her.

5. How does Zorba suggest that a man best get to know the world?
(a) He says that a man should try foreign foods.
(b) He says that a man should go sailing around the world.
(c) He suggests that a man spend some time being savage and sinful.
(d) He says that a man should have relations with many women.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?

2. Who does Zorba blame for Madame Hortense's promiscuity?

3. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?

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

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. D
3. A
4. B
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?

Canavaro.

2. Who does Zorba blame for Madame Hortense's promiscuity?

God.

3. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?

He calls a lunch break.

4. 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.

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

Canavaro.

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