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. How do the negotiations over land between Zorba and the abbot begin?
(a) They agree completely to the original negotiation.
(b) The abbot charges a lesser amount to prove his devotion to a higher power.
(c) Zorba insists that they pay more.
(d) The abbot tries to charge more money than agreed upon.

2. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?
(a) He carried everyone's bags onto the ship.
(b) He cut part of his ear off because it was larger than the other.
(c) He brutally killed hundreds of people in the revolution.
(d) He cut part of his finger off because it got in the way of his pottery.

3. Who fights the mob leader in an attempt to save the widow?
(a) Pavli.
(b) the narrator.
(c) Mavrandoni.
(d) Zorba.

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

5. How does Zorba live his life?
(a) He trusts that other people will show him how to live.
(b) He moves about suspecting that everyone wants to hurt him.
(c) He lives like every day is his last.
(d) He reads books that instruct him how to live.

Short Answer Questions

1. After sleeping with the widow, what does the narrator realize?

2. Why does Zorba travel to town in Chapter 12?

3. What does the narrator mostly do while Zorba works in the mine?

4. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

5. How does Zorba describe God?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. D
3. D
4. C
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. After sleeping with the widow, what does the narrator realize?

"The soul is flesh as well."

2. Why does Zorba travel to town in Chapter 12?

To buy supplies for the mine.

3. What does the narrator mostly do while Zorba works in the mine?

He works on his writing.

4. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

Dante.

5. How does Zorba describe God?

He describes him as a crazier and wilder version of himself.

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