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. The narrator warn Zorba that such passions may lead to the removal of what body part?
(a) The brain.
(b) The ears.
(c) The sexual organs.
(d) The achilles.

2. In pleasing Madame Hortense, to whom does Zorba compare himself?
(a) Odysseus.
(b) A monk.
(c) Zeus.
(d) The narrator.

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

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

5. After sleeping with the widow, what does the narrator realize?
(a) "The soul is a gem that the flesh will never uncover."
(b) "The soul is flesh as well."
(c) "The flesh is language for the soul."
(d) "The soul is to be treasured much more than the flesh."

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?

2. Who kills the widow and how is it done?

3. What does the narrator begin doing late one restless night in Chapter 5?

4. What does Zorba's gift prompt Madame Hortense to do?

5. For what action does Zorba grow proud of the narrator?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. C
3. C
4. B
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Why does the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?

He has finished his Buddha Manuscript.

2. Who kills the widow and how is it done?

Mavrandoni cuts her head off.

3. What does the narrator begin doing late one restless night in Chapter 5?

He begins the writing of his manuscript.

4. What does Zorba's gift prompt Madame Hortense to do?

Talk about her love affairs.

5. For what action does Zorba grow proud of the narrator?

The narrator finally pursues the widow.

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