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 Zorba's gift prompt Madame Hortense to do?
(a) Leave the room.
(b) Start crying.
(c) Profess her love for Zorba.
(d) Talk about her love affairs.

2. What does the narrator's manuscript become for him?
(a) A guideline for feeling comfortable in the Void.
(b) A meditation on finding true peace.
(c) A war-like attempt to completely remove the prophet from his soul.
(d) A blueprint for redesigning the mine.

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

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

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?

2. What does the narrator request of Zorba when he remains in Candia for longer than expected?

3. How does Zorba compare to Hortense's former lovers in her eyes?

4. How does Zorba describe God?

5. Who claims the right to pronounce judgment on the widow regarding Pavli's death?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. C
3. B
4. D
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What has historically impacted Crete and the Cretan people more than anything else?

Wars.

2. What does the narrator request of Zorba when he remains in Candia for longer than expected?

He requests that he return immediately.

3. How does Zorba compare to Hortense's former lovers in her eyes?

He is not as exotic.

4. How does Zorba describe God?

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

5. Who claims the right to pronounce judgment on the widow regarding Pavli's death?

Mavrandoni.

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