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

2. In Chapter 3, what is the narrator reading when Zorba asks him to come in for lunch?
(a) Dante.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) Virgil.
(d) The Bible.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?

3. What is the ultimate physical experience for Zorba?

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

5. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. A
3. B
4. C
5. B

Short Answer Questions Key

1. 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.

2. What is one of the narrator's goals at the end of Chapter 4?

He wants to forget about Buddha.

3. What is the ultimate physical experience for Zorba?

Sex.

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

It emphasizes the virtue of possessing nothing.

5. What exclamation does the first chapter conclude with?

"God and the Devil!"

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