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. Where is the narrator sitting and thinking at the beginning of the story?
(a) On the beach.
(b) At work.
(c) In a bar.
(d) In his bedroom.

2. Zorba tells the story of an old man who will what?
(a) Never leave Crete.
(b) Cook a delicious soup.
(c) Play a musical instrument when happy.
(d) Never die.

3. Who does Zorba offer to take the place of in Madame Hortense's world?
(a) Canavaro.
(b) Her parrot.
(c) The narrator.
(d) Mavrandoni.

4. What act has Zorba performed that symbolizes the connection between freedom and manliness?
(a) He cut part of his finger off because it got in the way of his pottery.
(b) He carried everyone's bags onto the ship.
(c) He cut part of his ear off because it was larger than the other.
(d) He brutally killed hundreds of people in the revolution.

5. Why does the narrator say that the sexual organs may get in the way of freedom?
(a) He says that being promiscuous can keep a man from going to heaven.
(b) He says that the need to have children keeps people from living full lives.
(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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?

2. As the narrator gets to know the mine workers, what does he talk to them about?

3. What does Zorba tell the narrator he should have done before going to bed the night before in chapter 4?

4. What or who does the narrator live for?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. D
3. A
4. A
5. A

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What pact do the narrator and his best friend make before parting?

They agree to telepathically warn one another of danger.

2. As the narrator gets to know the mine workers, what does he talk to them about?

Socialist ideas.

3. What does Zorba tell the narrator he should have done before going to bed the night before in chapter 4?

He says the narrator should have told Dame Hortense how beautiful she is.

4. What or who does the narrator live for?

God.

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

Finger.

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