Zorba the Greek Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 18.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What makes the narrator want the widow even more?
(a) He learns to mine.
(b) He has a brush with death.
(c) He reads a love story.
(d) He gets a letter from a family member.

2. In regards to food, what three categories does Zorba say that the three different types of men turn their food into?
(a) Love and kindness, manure and energy, and gluttony.
(b) Fat and manure, work and good humor, and God.
(c) Sex, work, and fat.
(d) Fear, love, and God.

3. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?
(a) Johnson.
(b) Canavaro.
(c) Baudrillard.
(d) Nowacka.

4. What startles the narrator from his sleep at the monastery?
(a) Singing.
(b) A loud argument.
(c) A gun shot.
(d) A woman's screams.

5. How does Zorba describe God?
(a) He describes him as "ether."
(b) He describes him as peaceful and quiet.
(c) He describes him as a crazier and wilder version of himself.
(d) He likens him to the mine.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?

2. Who does the narrator hire to help him mine lignite on the island?

3. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?

4. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?

5. Why does Pavli commit suicide?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. B
2. B
3. B
4. C
5. C
    

Short Answer Questions Key

1. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?

Fearfully.

2. Who does the narrator hire to help him mine lignite on the island?

Zorba.

3. What is Zorba's response when the narrator asks him how many times he has been married?

Once honestly and twice half-honestly.

4. What supposedly happens to the Martyred Virgin once every year?

It bleeds from a chiseled wound.

5. Why does Pavli commit suicide?

He was in love with someone not in love with him.

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