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 is the name of the new friend the narrator makes at the beginning of the novel?
(a) The Devil.
(b) Santuri.
(c) Zorba.
(d) Crete.

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

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

4. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?
(a) He says that the need to have children keeps people from living full lives.
(b) He says that being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.
(c) He says that sexual thoughts can keep a person from being productive.
(d) He says that clothing that doesn't fit correctly restricts freedom.

5. In Chapter 4, what does the narrator do when he first awakens?
(a) Goes jogging.
(b) Has coffee with Zorba.
(c) Smokes a pipe.
(d) Goes straight to work.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?

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

3. With whom does Zorba begin a romance?

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

5. What body part is Zorba missing a part of?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. A
3. C
4. B
5. C

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?

Canavaro.

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

Dante.

3. With whom does Zorba begin a romance?

Dame Hortense.

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

Zorba.

5. What body part is Zorba missing a part of?

Finger.

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