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 does Zorba feel about women?
(a) He does not take them seriously but enjoys them physically.
(b) He feels closer to them than he does to men.
(c) He believes they are intellectually superior to men.
(d) He doesn't speak to them but looks constantly for a wife.

2. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?
(a) It makes an example of the inefficiency of bookworms.
(b) It exhibits the excellence of true love.
(c) It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.
(d) It offers instruction on running a mine.

3. How does the narrator depict Madame Hortense?
(a) As intensely beautiful.
(b) Witchy.
(c) Dangerous.
(d) Comically and unattractively.

4. What does the narrator do when Zorba displays frustration with the miners?
(a) He fires several miners.
(b) He fires Zorba.
(c) He leaves the mine without speaking.
(d) He calls a lunch break.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who challenges Zorba to a knife fight near the widow's garden?

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

3. What does the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?

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

5. How does Zorba treat women for the most part?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. C
3. D
4. D
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Who challenges Zorba to a knife fight near the widow's garden?

Manolakas.

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

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

3. What does the narrator decide about the poetry he has always loved?

It is worthless and does not relate to the true human experience.

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

Four admirals from England, France, Italy, Russia.

5. How does Zorba treat women for the most part?

He is mostly very kind.

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