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 the narrator feel like he can forget about the Enlightened One?
(a) His sexual relationship is more fulfilling that meditation.
(b) Mining is all that he cares about now.
(c) He has finished his Buddha Manuscript.
(d) He has become engrossed with the physical world.

2. With whom does Zorba begin a romance?
(a) A young widowed mother.
(b) A strange woman walking on the beach.
(c) A nun.
(d) Dame Hortense.

3. Why does Zorba say he removed the body part?
(a) It was too big.
(b) It was strangely colored.
(c) It got in the way of his pottery.
(d) It hurt constantly.

4. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?
(a) Dante.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) The Bible.
(d) Virgil.

5. What happens to Gavrili in the night at the monastery?
(a) He thinks he hears God speaking to him.
(b) He is held hostage by invaders.
(c) He is murdered by his lover.
(d) He is raped.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does the narrator call a doctor on Easter?

3. How does Zorba describe God?

4. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?

5. Which character reveals that he had a son who died at the age of three?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. D
3. C
4. A
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

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

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

2. Why does the narrator call a doctor on Easter?

Madame Hortense has grown very ill.

3. How does Zorba describe God?

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

4. What story does Anagnosti tell at the celebration?

The tale of his birth.

5. Which character reveals that he had a son who died at the age of three?

Zorba.

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