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. Why does Zorba refuse to sleep with Madame Hortense in Chapter 19?
(a) It is lent.
(b) He is ill.
(c) He is unable to perform.
(d) He believes God wants them to wait until marriage.

2. For what action does Zorba grow proud of the narrator?
(a) The narrator decides to join the army.
(b) The narrator finally pursues the widow.
(c) The narrator stands up to the villagers about their sinful ways.
(d) The narrator strikes a huge load of lignite.

3. What happens at the celebration in Chapter 5?
(a) The eating of elaborate cakes.
(b) The slaughter of sheep.
(c) Several marriage ceremonies.
(d) The castration of pigs.

4. In a letter to the narrator, Zorba indicates that he has a devil living inside of him who is like Zorba in every way except what?
(a) It loves philosophy.
(b) It has warts.
(c) It does not like romance.
(d) It refuses to grow old.

5. While Zorba and the narrator are in the shop, who runs past the window?
(a) A paper boy.
(b) A beautiful widow.
(c) A fellow miner.
(d) A juggler.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who mocks the bishop's theories?

2. How does the narrator end the letter to his friend in Chapter 8?

3. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?

4. What startles the narrator from his sleep at the monastery?

5. In Chapter 16,what type of power does the narrator attempt to describe?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. B
3. D
4. D
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Who mocks the bishop's theories?

Zorba.

2. How does the narrator end the letter to his friend in Chapter 8?

He tells him that he has love for him.

3. What are Zorba's beliefs about the existence of God?

He does not personally believe in God but believes religion is essential to civilization.

4. What startles the narrator from his sleep at the monastery?

A gun shot.

5. In Chapter 16,what type of power does the narrator attempt to describe?

The power of the mind concentrated on one thing.

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