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. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?
(a) The pharmacist.
(b) The local baker.
(c) The monks.
(d) The village elder.

2. What is the ultimate physical experience for Zorba?
(a) Mining.
(b) Going to war.
(c) Sex.
(d) Playing a musical instrument.

3. What pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?
(a) They agree to one day own a lignite mine together.
(b) They agree to a double wedding when they reunite.
(c) They agree to telepathically warn one another of danger.
(d) They agree to fight in the war together.

4. Zorba tells the narrator stories about the island. What kind of events does he describe?
(a) Carnivals and circuses.
(b) Wars and revolutions.
(c) Rape and thievery.
(d) Feasts and birthdays.

5. As the narrator gets to know the mine workers, what does he talk to them about?
(a) Socialist ideas.
(b) Revolution.
(c) Women.
(d) Religion.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who takes charge when the work begins in the mine?

2. Where is the narrator sitting and thinking at the beginning of the story?

3. Who were Madame Hortense's four great loves?

4. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?

5. How does Zorba believe a man should treat a woman?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. D
2. C
3. C
4. B
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. Who takes charge when the work begins in the mine?

Zorba.

2. Where is the narrator sitting and thinking at the beginning of the story?

In a bar.

3. Who were Madame Hortense's four great loves?

Four admirals from England, France, Italy, Russia.

4. Which of her lovers' names does Madame Hortense's parrot repeat?

Canavaro.

5. How does Zorba believe a man should treat a woman?

He should tell her she's beautiful no matter what.

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