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

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

3. What does the narrator remember his friend teasing him about?
(a) Being too short.
(b) Having family from Italy.
(c) Being a bookworm rather than an adventurer.
(d) Renting a lignite mine.

4. What reason does Zorba give for having attacked his old boss?
(a) He says the man cheated him.
(b) He claims the man kissed his girlfriend.
(c) He says the man tried to assault him first.
(d) He offers no excuse or reason.

5. How does Zorba live his life?
(a) He moves about suspecting that everyone wants to hurt him.
(b) He reads books that instruct him how to live.
(c) He trusts that other people will show him how to live.
(d) He lives like every day is his last.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

2. What does the narrator remember his grandfather doing?

3. What or who does the narrator live for?

4. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

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

Multiple Choice Questions Key

1. C
2. D
3. C
4. D
5. D

Short Answer Questions Key

1. What is the narrator's second goal at the end of Chapter 4?

He wants to be more grounded in the physical world of men.

2. What does the narrator remember his grandfather doing?

He demanded stories from his guests.

3. What or who does the narrator live for?

God.

4. Who is the second person to offer the narrator and Zorba lodging in Crete?

The village elder.

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

He wants to forget about Buddha.

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