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. 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.

2. What is the ultimate physical experience for Zorba?
(a) Sex.
(b) Going to war.
(c) Mining.
(d) Playing a musical instrument.

3. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?
(a) A young boy.
(b) Dame Hortense.
(c) A monk.
(d) A village elder.

4. In Chapter 13, Zorba demonstrates his dedication to what?
(a) His "honest" wife.
(b) Madame Hortense.
(c) His immediate passions.
(d) The narrator.

5. What happens at the mine in Chapter 9?
(a) A baby is abandoned there.
(b) Five men suffocate to death.
(c) It collapses.
(d) They find record amounts of lignite.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the narrator meets an old man on the trail, where does the man ask if he's headed?

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

3. Who were Madame Hortense's four great loves?

4. Upon his return from Candia, what does Zorba encourage the narrator to quickly get started on?

5. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. A
3. B
4. C
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. When the narrator meets an old man on the trail, where does the man ask if he's headed?

The convent.

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

He works on his writing.

3. Who were Madame Hortense's four great loves?

Four admirals from England, France, Italy, Russia.

4. Upon his return from Candia, what does Zorba encourage the narrator to quickly get started on?

The timber rail project.

5. In Chapter 15, what does the narrator momentarily believe is his last obstacle to freedom?

Buddha.

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