Zorba the Greek Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator remember his friend teasing him about?
(a) Being a bookworm rather than an adventurer.
(b) Renting a lignite mine.
(c) Having family from Italy.
(d) Being too short.

2. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) He wants to grow his hair long.
(b) He wants to improve his vocabulary.
(c) He wants to forget about Buddha.
(d) He wants to learn to meditate.

3. What does Zorba promise the narrator upon the initiation of their friendship?
(a) He promises to cook him soup and play him music.
(b) He promises to find him a wife.
(c) He promises to make him a fortune.
(d) He promises to do all of his cooking and cleaning.

4. When Zorba and the narrator refuse Mavrandoni's offer of hospitality, what does he say about them?
(a) He says they are ungrateful.
(b) He says that he thinks they must be very hungry.
(c) He says they are free to choose.
(d) He calls Madame Hortense mean names.

5. What part of the narrator's friendship with his absent friend is he sad about?
(a) He thinks his friend will find a new best friend.
(b) The two got into a fist fight before his friend left.
(c) The two argued rather than expressing love.
(d) He thinks his friend hates him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

2. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

3. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

4. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?

5. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. A
2. C
3. A
4. C
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.

2. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

The village elder.

3. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?

Dante.

4. Who do Zorba and the narrator stay with on their first night on the island?

Dame Hortense.

5. What is the primary message in the book that the narrator is reading?

It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.

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