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. To whom does the narrator's soldier friend say his greatest actions will be owed credit?
(a) His father.
(b) Sampson from the Bible.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Rembrandt's "Warrior."

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

3. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) He wants to find a lover.
(b) He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.
(c) He wants to become an excellent cook.
(d) He wants to learn to play a musical instrument.

4. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?
(a) "Heaven and Hell!"
(b) "Monks and Demons!"
(c) "God and the Devil!"
(d) "Jesus and Satan!"

5. When the narrator meets some young women on his first day in Crete, how do the girls respond?
(a) With hatred.
(b) With ridicule.
(c) Joyfully.
(d) Fearfully.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Zorba say that his 80 year-old grandmother wanted?

2. What does the narrator remember his friend teasing him about?

3. What does Zorba think is the best way to run the mine?

4. What does Zorba promise the narrator upon the initiation of their friendship?

5. What part of the narrator's friendship with his absent friend is he sad about?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. C
3. B
4. C
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What does Zorba say that his 80 year-old grandmother wanted?

She wanted to be serenaded.

2. What does the narrator remember his friend teasing him about?

Being a bookworm rather than an adventurer.

3. What does Zorba think is the best way to run the mine?

Cruel authority.

4. What does Zorba promise the narrator upon the initiation of their friendship?

He promises to cook him soup and play him music.

5. What part of the narrator's friendship with his absent friend is he sad about?

The two argued rather than expressing love.

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